Itinerant doctors in Chinese history

This article examines the activities and skills of itinerant doctors in Chinese history and reflects on their gradual transition into a class of itinerant artisans, in parallel with the development of society. It notes that despite the fact that some were quacks who professed to work miracles, with their own secret language, itinerant doctors also gained valuable experience which has been largely overlooked in modern times.

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