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|Other Titles:||Textual Researches and Explanations of Miasma in Chinese History|
Department of Geography, NTNU
Miasma, as an old idea of disease geography, had much relationship with the climate, vegetable and landforms in the south of China. However, miasma phenomenon in most historical records was misunderstood as fog or haze and other weather phenomena. It was not so clear in the history on the idea of miasma disease which is regarded as malaria in the old days in medical circles. But as a matter of fact, miasma diseases in broad sense, include various endemic and infectious diseases in the south, while in limited sense include common cold, malaria and sunstroke etc, Theory of miasma began at the 1st century and gradually disappeared since the middle on Qing Dynasty with the large-scaled economic development in the south. It mainly resulted from the change of traditional idea and widely spread of medical knowledge. In addition, miasma is still related with environmental change and human disease category in some other historical records. Such information is still of much value in the present research.
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