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The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China
by Tz'u Sung
edited by Brian E. McKnight
University of Michigan Press, 1981
eISBN: 978-1-938937-03-3 | Paper: 978-0-89264-800-9
Library of Congress Classification RA1063.S9613 1981
Dewey Decimal Classification 614.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
T'zu's The Washing Away of Wrongs (Hsi yüan chi lu), printed in 1247, is the oldest extant book on forensic medicine in the world. Written as a guide for magistrates in conducting inquests, the book is a major source on early Chinese knowledge of pathology and morbid anatomy. Includes a lengthy introductory essay by the translator.  

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