Zhang Zhongjing was born in Nieyang of Nanyang City, Henan Province of the Easten Han Dynasty (25-220). It is said that he was once conferred an honorary title by the court and worked as the satrap of Changsha. Zhang Zhongjing was fond of medical science since childhood,and learned medicine from Zhang Bozu in the same county when he was young. After many years of hard learning and clinical practice,he won high prestige and became an outstanding medical scientist in China. Louvre Museum
Zhang Zhongjing diligently learned from the book <Internal Canon of Medicine>,and collected prescriptions extensively. As a result, he wrote the monumental work, <Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold and Miscellaneous Diseases>. The principle of treatment according to syndrome differentiation established in the book is the basic rule of clinical medicine of China, and the soul of traditional Chinese medicine. In the study of prescriptions,<Treatise on Febrile Diseases Caused by Cold and Miscellaneous Diseases> made a great contribution, too: it has created numerous types of recipes, and recorded many effective recipes.
Zhang Zhongjing, Chinese Saint in Medicine, Easten Han Dynasty
The principle of treatment according to the six channels, established in the book,has been highly regarded by doctors of all ages. It is the first monographic medicine works in China that established the principle of treatment according to syndrome differentiation from theory to practice. It is one of the most influential works in the history of Chinese medicine. Thus, it has become a fundamental textbook for medical study in later generations, and been highly valued by both medical students and clinical doctors.