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By Xiaoping Fang
This booklet is the 1st entire learn to seem past the nostalgia dominating current scholarship on public future health in China and supply a robust and punctiliously contextualized critique of the existing perspectives at the position of barefoot medical professionals, their legacy, and their influence. Drawing on fundamental files from the Cultural Revolution and private interviews with sufferers and medical professionals, Xiaoping Fang examines the proof in the broader historical past of medication in progressive and postreform China. He unearths that instead of consolidating conventional chinese language drugs, as purported by means of executive propaganda, the barefoot surgeon application brought sleek Western drugs to rural China, successfully modernizing tested equipment and sorts of care. therefore, this quantity retrieves from strength oblivion a serious a part of the historical past of Western medication in China.
Xiaoping Fang is assistant professor of chinese language historical past at Nanyang Technological college, Singapore.
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