陶憺庵Táo Dànān:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.

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陶憺庵(Táo Dànān).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 陶憺庵(Táo Dànān)Alias: 之典(Zhī Diǎn)石溪逸叟(Shixi Yisou)
Popular name: 陶憺庵(Táo Dànān)English Name: Tao Danan, or Danan Tao(Given/Family).
Hometown: WeishanDates: Unknown,during the 17th century.
Main works: 《傷寒源流》(Shang Han Yuan Liu),《嶽麓書院誌》,《溈山誌》,《陶瓶子史雜錄》,《冠松巖文集》.
Representative works: 《傷寒源流》(Shang Han Yuan Liu).

Biography and legends:


 陶憺庵Táo Dànān 陶憺庵(Táo Dànān), alias 之典(Zhī Diǎn), self-title is 石溪逸叟(Shixi Yisou). A native of Weishan, Xiangxi, a herbalist during the Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty, years and dates of his birth and passing away is unknown in detail, he lived during the 17th century and passed away when he was 89 years old.

Main books and academic thoughts:


 《傷寒源流》(Shang Han Yuan Liu, or the Complete Works of the Origins of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), also known as 《傷寒源流全集》(Shang Han Yuan Liu Quan Ji, or the Complete Works of the Origins of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), 6 volumes, by 陶憺庵(Táo Dànān) of the Qing dynasty, the book was published in the Kangxi 36th year(the year 1697 AD). The original text of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases which is quoted in the book is based on Cheng Wuji's edition, the order of arrangement followed Wang Kentang's 《傷寒準繩》(Shang Han Zhun Sheng, or the Standards of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases). It is divided into Yuan Collection(the source collection) and Liu Collection(the flow collection), the chapters on normal pulse identification, pulse methods are deleted. The source collection consists of two volumes, narrating the six channels, the transmission and changes of the root cause and symptoms of a disease, the combined syndrome and overlapping, the sequential meridian transmission and skip-over meridian transmission, and various symptoms after perspiration, vomiting, purgation. Taking the six channels as the outline, the following is divided into details, and the meridian circulation, main syndrome, and main channel entries are clear. There are four volumes in the Liu collection, syndromes are listed in entries, clearly indicating the attribution of the channels, exterior and interior, and the principal prescription of the treatment. Among them, the 3rd to 4th volumes are entries of syndromes and treatments, listed 30 syndromes; the 5th to 6th volumes are the six channels branch syndromes, and the eighteen syndromes are listed. It explains the pulse condition, mechanism, deficiency, and excess or cold and heat, development and consequences of each syndrome, syndrome differentiation, and diagnosis, etc. in detail. Attached with two hundred and forty prescriptions, in addition to the 113 prescriptions compiled by Wang Shuhe, famous prescriptions of later generations are collected, the note was added under the main indication of each syndrome, and was explained. The book is well-organized, well-documented, classics were cited, and insights from various schools were selected, it is rich in content, easy to retrieve, and has good academic value.

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