舒詔Shū Zhào:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.

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舒詔(Shū Zhào).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 舒詔(Shū Zhào)Alias: 馳遠(Chí Yuǎn)
Popular name: 舒詔(Shū Zhào)English Name: Shu Zhao, or Zhao Shu(Given/Family).
Hometown: Jinxian of JiangxiDates: Unknown,about middle to late of 18th century.
Main works: 《傷寒集註》(Shang Han Ji Zhu),《傷寒六經定法》(Shang Han Liu Jing Ding Fa),《痘疹真詮》(Dou Zhen Zhen Quan),《女科要訣》(Nv Ke Yao Jue).
Representative works: 《傷寒集註》(Shang Han Ji Zhu),《傷寒六經定法》(Shang Han Liu Jing Ding Fa),《痘疹真詮》(Dou Zhen Zhen Quan),《女科要訣》(Nv Ke Yao Jue).

Biography and legends:


 舒詔Shū Zhào 舒詔(Shū Zhào), a herbalist of the Qing dynasty, alias 馳遠(Chí Yuǎn), self-title 慎齋學人(Shenzhai Scholar), he was native to Jingxian of Jiangxi. When he was a teenager, he was fond of medical prescriptions and learned medical skills from a famous herbalist 羅子尚(Luo Zishang), a disciple of Yu Chang, and his medical skills were greatly improved.

Main books and academic thoughts:


 Shu Zhao was good at pulse diagnosis and wrote 《辨脈篇》(Bian Mai Pian, or the Differentiation of Pulse), one volume, (the year 1739 AD), advocated the classification of the pulse by floating, sinking, slow and rapid, and criticized the theory that "pulse can be understood by meaning but not expressed in words". His scholarship advocated Yu Jiayan's 《尚論篇》(Shang Lun Pian), and compiled the book 《傷寒集註》(Shang Han Ji Zhu) in ten volumes, and revised it ten years later. In addition, he also has other books 《傷寒六經定法》(Shang Han Liu Jing Ding Fa), 《痘疹真詮》(Dou Zhen Zhen Quan), 《女科要訣》(Nv Ke Yao Jue).

 《傷寒集註》(Shang Han Ji Zhu, or the Collected Annotations on the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), the book was also known as 《舒馳遠傷寒集註》(Shu Chi Yuan Shang Han Ji Zhu), ten-volumes, with five volumes attached, it was also known as 《舒氏傷寒集註》(Shu Shi Shang Han Ji Zhu). The book was published in 1750 AD. After the publishing of the book, he revised the book twice, among the annotations he praised Yu Chang's book 《尚論篇》(Shang Lun Pian), but also hold a view that "there are more unexplained meanings", then based on the book, "reference to a hundred schools, for syndrome differentiation and treatment", to supplement and collect annotations from various schools, except collecting the essential discussions from previous scholars, it also collects his views and some academic views from his disciples, in addition, his book also supplemented the 113 prescriptions from Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), listing the original prescription below the entries, explaining the purpose of the formula, the meaning and the properties of the medicine. Later popular editions in circulation are the engraved copy by himself at the Qianlong 25th years of the Qing Dynasty (the year 1760 AD), and a revised copy in the year 1770 AD. There are 19 kinds of editions during the Qing dynasty.

 《傷寒六經定法》(Shang Han Liu Jing Ding Fa, or the Fixed Methods of the six-channels cold-induced diseases), a book about Shang Han(the cold-induced diseases), also known as 《舒氏傷寒六經定法》(Shu Shi Shang Han Liu Jing Ding Fa), one volume. The author studied the book Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases) for decades and has shown great skills. Therefore, the analysis of cold-induced diseases of six channels has profound insights. And briefly introduced his treatment methods, treatment methods absorbed some experienced prescriptions from the later generations. This book was also published and attached to the book 《傷寒集註》(Shang Han Ji Zhu).

 《痘疹真詮》(Dou Zhen Zhen Quan, or a true interpretation of exanthema variolosum), 1 volume, it was written by 舒詔(Shu Zhao), edited by 劉麟(Liu Lin). The book was published in the year 1917 AD. The contents are: the theory of fever, the theory of complexion, the theory of swelling, the theory of nourishing pulp, the collecting discussion, the Shu's medical case, the combination of exanthema and variolosum, the different treatment of exanthema and variolosum, and miscellaneous diseases, the brief and simple prescription for the treatment of exanthema, etc.

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