Gift of Traditional Chinese Medicine Classic for Indigenous Medicine Collection

A little-known fact about many of the Library’s Special Collections books is that they are gifts from our generous and thoughtful donors.  Some were transported over great distances in route to the HSL.  Such was the case this past August, when Dr. Wang Dongjin and his family hand-delivered a book from Changchun, Jilin Province, China for the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection.

The book, The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor, is considered the oldest documentation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice and theory, and was compiled over 2,000 years ago.  The volume presented to the Library was a 2001 English-language translation published in Beijing by Foreign Language Press, and is a gift from David and Yueping Wang Stenger and the Wang Family.  Mr. Stenger is a longstanding supporter of the Library and is a Professional Research Assistant with the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

The book is presently available on the Library’s New Books Shelf but will find a permanent home in the Strauss-Wisneski Collection in the Special Collections Room.

Depicted from the left:  He Jueling and her husband Dr. Wang Dongjin; Jerry Perry, HSL Director; David Stenger and Yueping Wang Stenger.  Dr. Wang is Professor of Cardiology, Nanjing Medical University, and Director of Cardiac Surgery, Nanjing Gulou Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Depicted from the left: He Jueling and her husband Dr. Wang Dongjin; Jerry Perry, HSL Director; David Stenger and Yueping Wang Stenger. Dr. Wang is Professor of Cardiology, Nanjing Medical University, and Director of Cardiac Surgery, Nanjing Gulou Hospital, Nanjing, China.

Donors of collection materials such as Mr. Stenger and the Wang Family are deeply appreciated for their commitment to the users of our collections.  Their donations greatly diversify the collection and expand the scope and depth of our resources.  Thank you, David and Family, and thank you to all our generous supporters!

To learn more about donating collection materials, please contact: Paul Andrews, Collection Management, paul.andrews@ucdenver.edu, 303-724-2113; or Jerry Perry, Director, jerry.perry@ucdenver.edu, 303-724-2133.

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