Marta Hanson

Marta Hanson

Johns Hopkins University

Late Imperial China, History of Medicine

Statement: My book focuses on how Chinese healers from antiquity to the mid-eighteenth century instrumentalized their bodies as mnemonic aids, calculating devices, and even medical instruments before medical instruments became external to physicians’ bodies, calculators substituted for brains, and computers became surrogates for memory and minds in the modern period.

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