Holism, Chinese Medicine and Systems Ideologies: Rewriting the Past to Imagine the Future

  title={Holism, Chinese Medicine and Systems Ideologies: Rewriting the Past to Imagine the Future},
  author={Volker Scheid},
Int roduction This chapter explores the articulations that have emerged over the last halfcentury between various types of holism, Chinese medicine and systems biology. Given the discipline’s historical attachments to a defi nition of ‘medicine’ that rather narrowly refers to biomedicine as developed in Europe and the US from the eighteenth century onwards, the medical humanities are not the most obvious starting point for such an inquiry. At the same time, they do offer one advantage over… 
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