Ilza Veith is Professor Emerita, History of Health Sciences and Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Francisco. Fluent in five languages, including Japanese and Chinese, Dr. Veith is the author of several books and articles. Ken Rose is Editor for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and co-author of A Brief History of Qi (2001) and Who Can Ride the Dragon? (1999).
"The most important theoretical text in the huge corpus of traditional Chinese medical literature."-Science "The translations are fluent, and Dr. Veith's introductory portion illuminating; the numerous well-reproduced illustrations provide a vivid appeal not attainable by words alone."-Journal of the American Medical Association