Have a topic that you might be interested in exploring? Need more background information about a particular reading? Here are some useful reference books to help you brainstorm and do preliminary research on potential areas of interest or provide general background information:
Dictionary of Medical Biography. This work has over 1,000 entries of practioners. Much of the coverage is of the Western medical tradition, but you will find entries on alternative and traditional Chinese, Indian and Islamic medicine.
Science and civilisation in China by Joseph Needham. Vol. 6, pt. 6, Biology and biological technology. Medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954-2008.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of China Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
China Knowledge A universal guide for China studies.
Institute for Traditional Medicine Chinese medicine for practitioners.