俞肇源Yú Zhàoyuán:introduction about his biography and legends,main books and academic thoughts.

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俞肇源(Yú Zhàoyuán).

  
Brief Introduction
漢語名(Chinese Name): 俞肇源(Yú Zhàoyuán)Alias: 根初(Gēnchū)
Popular name: 俞根初(Yú Gēnchū)English Name: Yu Zhaoyuan, Zhaoyuan Yu(Given/Family).
Hometown: Shaoxing TaoliDates: about 1734~1799 AD.
Main works: 《通俗傷寒論》(Tong Su Shang Han Lun, or the Popular Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases).
Representative works: 《通俗傷寒論》(Tong Su Shang Han Lun, or the Popular Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases).

Biography and legends:


 俞肇源Yú Zhàoyuán 俞肇源(Yú Zhàoyuán) (1734~1799), given name is 肇源(Zhàoyuán), his alias is 根初(Gēnchū), a herbalist of the Qing dynasty, his years of birth and passing away is about 1734~1799 AD. Because he ranked third among brothers, he was named teacher Yu San in the countryside, and he was born in Taoli, Shaoxing, Zhejiang. A famous expert of Shang Han Lun(the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases) in the Qing dynasty. He was born in the family of herbalist generations. He inherited his family studies early, read medical books of ancient and that epoch, learned the best of each school, and studied Zhongjing's doctrine deeply and effectively, also has elaborations.

Main books and academic thoughts:


 Yu Genchu has few works handed down, and the title of the article with his own experience is known as 《通俗傷寒論》(Tong Su Shang Han Lun, or the Popular Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), which was later compiled and edited by He Xiushan of the same town, and later it was revised by herbalist He Lianchen, and it was published in the Shaoxing Medical Journal edited by Qiu Jisheng in 1916, published successively. Later, it was revised and supplemented by Cao Bingzhang, Xu Rongzhai, and other herbalists for several generations, so that the content was further elucidated and enriched.

 《通俗傷寒論》(Tong Su Shang Han Lun, or the Popular Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases), a treatise on cold-induced diseases, twelve volumes, it was compiled by Yu Genchu of the Qing dynasty originally. The book combines ancient and modern related works, combined with personal clinical experience, and in-depth elaboration of the principles of syndrome and treatment of cold-induced diseases. The book is a monograph on seasonal diseases, which intensively represents Yu Genchu's academic thoughts on treating cold-induced diseases and clinical experience. Yu thinks that wind affection is wind affection, cold affection is cold affection, the damp warm syndrome is the damp warm syndrome, warm heat is warm heat, but they are all included in the department of Shang Han(the exogenous febrile diseases). The whole book focuses on cold-induced diseases and discusses all pathogenic reasons, syndromes, symptoms, pulse, and treatment of exogenous febrile diseases. The treatment is based on the past but does not stick too precisely to the books, loose but never miss, informative and credible, and practical. Later generations praised it as a masterpiece of "considering the past and the present, adapting to the vulgar fashions with flexibility" and "the comprehensive book of diagnosis and treatment of the four-seasonal diseases".

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