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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2009, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (6): 569-574.doi: 10.3736/jcim20090614

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A review for a traditional Chinese medical journal Shou Shi Yi Bao

 Mei-hua Xiaoa,Wen-zhong Sunb   

  1. a Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
    b School of Preclinical Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
  • Received:2009-01-12 Accepted:2009-02-24 Online:2009-06-20 Published:2009-06-15

Shou Shi Yi Bao was a journal of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) during the period from 1935 to 1937, and was originated by Chen Huan-yun, a TCM physician in Suzhou. It is mainly to transmit the knowledge of TCM and to promote the epidemic prevention capacity of local public. The editorial characteristics and historical value of the journal were explored in initial background, staff writers, editorial policies, contents and the Editor Chen’s medical ideas. Shou Shi Yi Bao was supported by many famous TCM physicians, although the journal was originated from the civil society. It was an academic TCM journal with perfect practicability for orientating to the public and highlighting the academic spirit. Chen Huan-yun was a resolute defender of TCM, and had many opinions on clinical practice and lots of scientific suggestions on TCM development. Shou Shi Yi Bao reflected the main characteristics of TCM journals in 1930s. The journal was one of the important documents to study the TCM history during the period of the Republic of China in Jiangsu Province, and it also set a stage for the struggle between TCM and Western medicine at that time. The documentary information of the journal has literature and history values in reflecting the historical process of TCM self-improvement. The success of the journal was due to not only the broken-up sectarian bias and cooperation of the TCM practitioners but also the preponderant geographic and cultural circumstances of Suzhou as well as Chen Huan-yun’s profound knowledge in traditional Chinese culture and medicine.

Key words: Shou Shi Yi Bao, Chen Huan-yun, Jiangsu, History of medicine, China

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