徐彬Xú Bīn:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.

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徐彬(Xú Bīn).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 徐彬(Xú Bīn)Alias: 忠可(Zhōng Kě)
Popular name: 徐彬(Xú Bīn)English Name: Xu Bin, or Bin Xu(Given/Family).
Hometown: Xiu ShuiDates: unknown, about middle to late of 17th century.
Main works: 《傷寒一百十三方發明》(Shang Han Yi Bai Shi San Fang Fa Ming), 《金匱要略論註》(Jin Kui Yao Lue Lun Zhu).
Representative works: 《傷寒一百十三方發明》(Shang Han Yi Bai Shi San Fang Fa Ming), 《金匱要略論註》(Jin Kui Yao Lue Lun Zhu).

Biography and legends:


 徐彬Xú Bīn 徐彬(Xú Bīn), a native of Xiushui, his year of birth and death are unknown, ever lived about since the middle to late years of the 17th century, a herbalist of the Qing dynasty, he ever followed with herbalist 李士材(Li Shicai) and 喻昌(Yu Chang) to study TCM, respected the ancient works Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases) and Jin Kui Yao Lue(the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber) as two of the "Six Classics" among medical works. About his life in detail, there is no available records.

Main books and academic thoughts:


 Xu Bin ever compiled works 《傷寒方論》(Shang Han Fang Lun, or Treatise on the Prescriptions of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), also known as 《傷寒一百十三方發明》(Shang Han Yi Bai Shi San Fang Fa Ming, or the Invention of One Hundred and Thirteen Prescriptions of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), it was published in the year 1667 AD, to analyze the profound meaning of Zhongjing's prescriptions. His other works are:《金匱要略論註》(Jin Kui Yao Lue Lun Zhu, or A brief commentary on the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber), 25 volumes, it was finished in the year 1671 AD, 《傷寒圖說》(Shang Han Tu Shuo, or Illustration Annotations of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), 《註許氏傷寒百證歌》(Zhu Xu Shi Shang Han Bai Zheng Ge, or Annotations on Xu's Shang Han Bai Zheng Ge), and so on.

 《傷寒一百十三方發明》(Shang Han Yi Bai Shi San Fang Fa Ming, or the Invention of One Hundred and Thirteen Prescriptions of the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases) is a TCM works written by Xu Bin of the Qing dynasty. It was compiled in the Kangxi 6th year(the year 1667 AD). There are prefaces by Zhang Suichen and Zhong Cheng at the beginning. Its content is: the articles of Tai Yang channel in 3 chapters, totally 67 prescriptions are recorded; the articles of Yang Ming channel in 3 chapters, 8 prescriptions are recorded; the articles of Shao Yang channel, 2 prescriptions are collected; the articles on the combined syndrome, overlapping, mistreated disease, phlegm disease, 6 prescriptions are recorded; the article about no relief following meridian penetration, 1 prescription is recorded; the article on recurrence caused by overexertion and Yin Yang Yi, 5 prescriptions are collected. It gave annotations on the one hundred and thirteen prescriptions one by one, explaining the meaning, indications, etiology, and pathogenesis of the prescriptions.

 《金匱要略論註》(Jin Kui Yao Lue Lun Zhu, or A brief commentary on the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber), a works on the study of Jin Kui Yao Lue(the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber), totally 25 volumes, it was compiled by Xu Bin and finished till the year 1671 AD. The author interprets the articles according to the order of the articles in Jin Kui Yao Lue(the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber) edited by 徐镕(Xu Rong). The annotations are easy to understand, short, concise, and clear. After annotating there are supplementing discussions, it aims to further clarify the meanings of the original book. There are many personal viewpoints in the book, which get quite attention from later generations of herbalists.

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