Many years after my work at Literature and Medicine, I came back to The Chicago Manual of Style as a proofreader on John and Tina Chen’s book, Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications. This was one of those right time, right place dream jobs.
For those of you outside the Chinese Medicine community, John Chen is a unique figure in alternative medicine. He’s both a PharmD. and a Licensed Acupuncturist. He approached herbal medicine as a scientist – translating clinical trials from China and meticulously documenting herb-drug interactions. This book is a detailed text of traditional Chinese herbal formulas with scientific data never-before seen by Western eyes.
To this day, I recommend this book to medical professionals of all stripes who want to learn more about herbal medicine.