Chinese Medicine History
Ko Hung [Ge Hong]
Ko Hung [Ge Hong] was the most famous alchemist of China. He strongly
believed in the ability to transform anything and everything, given the proper
Ge Hong, also named Wei Chuan but most recognized as Bao Pu Zi. Ge Hong research
into Chinese medicine was very profound. Among Ge Hong's many works the most
famous are "Jin Kui Yao Fang" and "Zhou Hou Jiu Zu Fang"
were the first had 100 scrolls and the latter 3 scrolls. Unfortunately Many
scrolls of "Jin Kui Yao Fang" are lost. "Zhou Hou Fang"
carries true precious information about the knowledge of transmission of disease
(especially febrile disease). Ge Hong is the first to describe Tian Hua and Huo
Luan illnesses and their origins in food and drinks. Ge Hong life long search
for knowledge brought across the country to teachers such as Zheng Yin who
taught him about alchemy, as well as to Bao Jian who taught him medicine and
even gave him his daughter Bao Gu for a wife.
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