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Education of Chinese Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (3): 4-8.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1003-305X.2020.03.057

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Learning by doing, innovating by inheriting: Implications of COVID-19 to the development of the discipline of Warm Diseases*

Zhao Yansong   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2020-02-12 Online:2020-05-30 Published:2020-06-08

Abstract: Warm Diseases is the major discipline of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the study of treatment of epidemic diseases, and it is now the main TCM reference to combat COVID-19. According to the clinical reports of COVID-19 infected patients in Wuhan, Hubei province since December 2019, the author reviewed the name, etiology, pathogenesis, location and transmission of thisvirus at different stages. The findings and analysis can complement the content of Warm Diseases in TCM textbooks. The author also put forward the following suggestions in the learning and researching of Warm Diseases: understanding classics of Warm Diseases to lay a solid foundation of TCM knowledge; observing epidemic diseases objectively and gathering information based on facts; having a sense a social responsibility and fullfilling the doctor’s mission to spare patients from sickness and pain with benevolence.

Key words: COVID-19, Warm Diseases, learning by doing, inheriting and innovating

CLC Number: 

  • G642.41