Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi. 1995 ; 25(4): 238-41.
[Zhang Taiyan, leader of TCM transform]
Being an influential figure of old democratic revolutionalist, thinker and scholar, Mr. Zhang Taiyan is also a medical man. He lived in a period of modern turbulence with introduction of western medicine into China, while TCM was confronting the challenge. He advocated the mutual absorption so as to be benefitted from both TCM and western medicine. By adopting some of his discourses of over one hendred pieces on Shang Han Lun, poet, essays, condolescent poet to form a thesis, it can be shown that his medical undertakings was but a part of his whole career.