China's Tibetan Medicine : Traditional Tibetan medicine, created by people living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the "roof of the world," is becoming known worldwide. This English monograph, the first of its kind ever published in China, deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of Tibetan medicine, including its history, fundamental theories, physiology, anatomy, diagnostics, clinical science, therapies, medical ethics, health care and materia medica. Included are also special chapters devoted to the unique Tibetan medical painting scrolls (Smanthang), important international conferences, and representative specialists and works. At the end of the book, the appendices over authors, medical works, transliteration of the Tibetan alphabet and a chronological table for Tibetan medicine. Contents: Foreword, Tibetan Medicine (Time-Honored History, Theoretical System of Tibetan Medicine, Diagnostics, Clinical Medicine, Rich and Colorful Treatment, Medical Ethics), Tibetan Pharmacy (A Brief History of Tibetan Pharmacy, Theoretical System of Tibetan Pharmacology, Resources of Tibetan Materia Medica, Collection and Processing of Tibetan Materia Medica, Drug Forms of Tibetan Materia Medica, Present Status of Research, Classification of Tibetan Materia Medica), Sman thang -- the Gem of Tibetan Medicine (History of Sman thang, Contents of Sman thang, Comparative Studies on Different Editions of Sman thangs, the Value of Sman thang), Important Ancient Physicians and Medical Works (Important Ancient Physicians, Main Medical Works), Studies on Tibetan Medicine Outside China (Tibetan Medicine Outside China, Dissemination of and Studies on Sman thang Outside China), Appendix, Bibliography, Index.