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“We used to dis­cover med­i­cal bam­boo slips. But this is the first time we have got such com­plete and sys­tem­atic med­i­cal bam­boo slips.” Ar­chae­ol­o­gist for­mer head of the In­sti­tute of Ar­chae­ol­ogy, said af­ter the 920 med­i­cal bam­boo slips, to­gether with other his­tor­i­cal relics of the Western Han Dy­nasty (206 BC-AD 24), were found in a sub­way con­struc­tion site in Chengdu, Sichuan prov­ince. Xie Tao, a re­search fel­low with Chengdu’s ar­chae­ol­ogy in­sti­tute, said the books could be the lost med­i­cal clas­sics writ­ten by the suc­ces­sors of Bian Que, a med­i­cal pi­o­neer from the 5th cen­tury BC.

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