History of Cancer - Huang Ti
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15 Jun 2006 04:26 PDT
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Hi, I am doing some research into the history of Cancer and I have found that the first references to 'tumours' and treatments was noted by the ancient chinese yellow emporer - Huang Ti, author of Nei Ching: Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine. Huang-ti is reputed to have been born about 2704 BC and to have begun his rule as emperor in 2697. His legendary reign is credited with the introduction of wooden houses, carts, boats, the bow and arrow, and writing. I am finding conflicting information however. Other sources indicating that Huang Ti was a mythical character and the Nei Ching was written much later by a collection of chinese scholars and attributed to this mythical character. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could clarify a more factual position or point me in the right direction. Thanks Jason
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Re: History of Cancer - Huang Ti
From: tricolore-ga on 27 Jun 2006 02:23 PDT
Pinyin Huangdi (Chinese: ?Yellow Emperor?), in full (Wade-Giles) Shen Yen Huang-ti, third of ancient China's mythological emperors, a culture hero and patron saint of Taoism. Huang-ti is reputed to have been born about 2704 BC and to have begun his rule as emperor in 2697. His legendary reign is credited with the introduction of wooden houses, carts, boats, the bow and arrow, and writing. Huang-ti himself is credited with defeating ?barbarians? in a great battle somewhere in what is now Shansi?the victory winning him the leadership of tribes throughout the Huang Ho (Yellow River) plain. Some traditions also credit him with the introduction of governmental institutions and the use of coined money. Huang-ti's wife was reputed to have discovered sericulture (silk production) and to have taught women how to breed silkworms and weave fabrics of silk. Huang-ti is held up in some ancient sources as a paragon of wisdom whose reign was a golden age. He is said to have dreamed of an ideal kingdom whose tranquil inhabitants lived in harmonious accord with the natural law and possessed virtues remarkably like those espoused by early Taoism. On waking from his dream, Huang-ti sought to inculcate these virtues in his own kingdom, to ensure order and prosperity among the inhabitants. Upon his death he was said to have become an immortal.
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