An English translation of the oldest extant book on forensic medicine in the world
T'zu's The Washing Away of Wrongs (Hsi yüan chi lu), printed in 1247, is the oldest extant book on forensic medicine in the world. Written as a guide for magistrates in conducting inquests, the book is a major source on early Chinese knowledge of pathology and morbid anatomy. Includes a lengthy introductory essay by the translator.
Brian E. McKnight is Department Head and Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.