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Modern Chinese use of TCM as seen on a student elective
  1. Martin Jones,
  2. Stuart Murray
  1. The Medical School, Bristol University, Bristol
  1. 13 Heathside Gardens, Woking, Surrey (UK) GU22 7HR


The authors, medical students of Bristol University, spent their elective period of almost six weeks during September and October 1993 in the Acupuncture Department of the First Teaching Hospital of Beijing Medical University. The aim of the elective was to see traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in clinical practice, especially in conjunction with western medicine, and to try to learn the fundamentals of the theory and practice of TCM. This report details the teaching received and discusses the modern Chinese attitudes to medical treatment and TCM in particular.

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