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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   October 2013
De la Fuÿe’s L’acupuncture chinoise sans mystère …
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   October 2013
De la Fuÿe’s L’acupuncture chinoise sans mystère …
Anesthesiology 10 2013, Vol.119, 801. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182a9f963
Anesthesiology 10 2013, Vol.119, 801. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182a9f963
The son of a French army general who had served in Indochina, Dr. Roger de la Fuÿe (1890–1961) founded both the Société française de l’acupuncture (1943) and the Société internationale de l’acupuncture (1946). In 1947 he published the first edition of his text L’acupuncture chinoise sans mystère; traité d’acupuncture et de l’homéopathie l’homéosiniatrie diathermique. Beginning at 1 a.m. and linked to each day’s successive 2-hour intervals, the 12 classic meridians are depicted (right) in that classic by de la Fuÿe as correlated to the liver, lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, pericardium, triple heater, and gall bladder, respectively. De la Fuÿe may be best known for laying the foundation for others’ claims that acupuncture points are associated with lower electrical resistance—a concept that only some follow-up studies have supported. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Park Ridge, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.