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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-120

Li shizhen and the spirit of investigation of things and the extension of knowledge


Research Office of Chinese Materia Medica Literature, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Ruixian Zhang
Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_41_18

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Li Shizhen was a Ming Dynasty physician and was greatly influenced by the New-Confucian beliefs of the time. Although Ben Cao Gang Mu (《本草纲目》Compendium of Materia Medica) is a monograph on medicine, its purpose is “to investigate things.” The best way to get to know historical figures is to restore facts.


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