Explore each of these resources:
Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Introduction
History of Medicine in India and Burma
Kampo Medicine: The Practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Japan
The history of medicine often reveals the values and expectations of a local community. The study of the body may reflect religious beliefs or scientific understanding. How might the attribution of illness to witchcraft, sin, or an imbalance of the humors help historians understand life in a moment of history? After reviewing the resources above, make connections to social pressures, religious ideals, or other cultural norms. What makes each medical system a product of its time and place?
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