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Observations of "Acupuncture Anesthesia" in the People's Republic of China

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):731-733. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060001001.
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From May 1 to May 22, 1974, I had the pleasure of visiting the People's Republic of China as a member of the Acupuncture Anesthesia Study Group. The chairman of the group was E. M. Papper, MD; the vice-chairman was Frederick W. L. Kerr, MD. Other members of the study group included Paul R. Burgess, PhD; Kenneth L. Casey, MD; C. Richard Chapman, PhD; Ronald Dubner, DDS; Francis F. Foldes, MD; E. S. Siker, MD; Arthur Taub, MD; James R. Townsend, PhD; and Denise F. Emery. The study group was sponsored by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China of the National Academy of Sciences, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Our purpose was to study "acupuncture anesthesia" in an attempt to appreciate the current state of the art in the People's Republic of China. A comprehensive report is being


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