An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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TEN RHIJNE, Willem

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Dissertatio de arthritide: mantissa schematica: de acupunctura: et orationes tres…

London: R. Chiswell, 1683.

This work by the resident physician at Deshima, the Dutch East India Company’s trading station in Nagasaki Bay, Japan, contains the first detailed description of acupuncture, and the first illustration of acu-points published in the West. Ten Rhijne correctly described fourteen acu-tracts but confused them with blood-vessels, a misidentification that persisted in later Western studies of acupuncture.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine