Catalogue of Tongue Coating Diagnoses in Chinese Medicine by People's Medical Publishing House
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Publisher: People's Medical Publishing House
Year: Beijing 1984
Format: Hardcover in Slipcase
Each page of this atlas of the tongue, released by the People's Medical Publishing House, features a close-up of an individual tongue, accompanied by a description of it's appearance and diagnoses of posible underlying health issues. Analysis of the tongues appearence as an indicator of physical dysfunction dates back - according to this book - to The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, which dates from the second century BCE, with numerous subsequent accretions. It is still a revered text in China.