Motion sickness in ancient China: Seasickness and cart-sickness.

  title={Motion sickness in ancient China: Seasickness and cart-sickness.},
  author={Thomas Brandt and Matthias Bauer and Judy Benson and Doreen Huppert},
  volume={87 3},
OBJECTIVE To find and analyze descriptions of motion sickness in Chinese historical sources. METHODS Databases and dictionaries were searched for various terms for seasickness and travel sickness, which were then entered into databases of full texts allowing selection of relevant passages from about the third to the 19th century ad. RESULTS Already in 300 ad the Chinese differentiated cart-sickness, particularly experienced by persons from the arid north of China, from a ship-illness… CONTINUE READING