Chen Dazhong (1909-)
Chen Dazhong, a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, was born in June, 1909. After graduation from senior high school in 1927, he was apprenticed to Zhang Jilu and Chen Dingxue in the study of acupuncture-moxibustion and internal medicine for eight years. From 1935-1954, he served successively as director in the Chinese Medical Department in the Wuxi Hospital of Chinese and Western Medicine and as deputy director in the No. 4 United Clinic, Songshan District, Shanghai. Since September of 1954, he has been working as an acupuncturist in Ruijin Hospital affiliated with the No. 2 Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Chen has special experience in the treatment of cervical cancer, malignant oxyhhil cellular tumour, hypertension, insomnia, vertigo, intractable constipation, and various painful syndromes. He wrote and compiled three volumes of acupuncture teaching materials, as well as two volumes of textbooks and one volume of an acupuncture atlas in cooperation with colleagues. He designed and manufactured acupuncture substitute pills, acupuncture-needle forceps, electric auric­ular apparatus, and non-traumatic qi-guiding therapy which has been approved by the Shanghai municipal government. Dr. Chen has published more than forty academic papers and works. At present he is a TCM professor in the Shanghai Second Medical University, chief doctor of the acupuncture department in the affiliated Ruijin Hospi­tal, deputy director of the Shanghai Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, mem­ber of the First Committee of China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, and deputy director of the editorial board of the Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)