Li Zhuanjie (1928-)
Li Zhuanjie was born in Tongyu County, Jilin Province in 1928. He learned Western internal medicine for five years after he graduated from the Harbin Medical College in 1950. Afterwards, he attended a TCM class for Western-trained doctors. He first followed the famous Dr. Sun Zhenhuan for four years to study acupuncture, and then professor Wei Rushu to research the action of acupuncture on the digestive system. He learned to treat malaria with needling in 1969. Since 1974, he has been the chief of the Department of Circulatory System in the Acupuncture Institute and has researched acupuncture for treating coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. This sub­ject, in cooperation with the research division of the basic science, was awarded the second class prize of the Ministry of Public Health. He helped compile the book Simplified Acupuncture and had more than twenty papers published in magazines and newspapers in China and abroad. He is now the professor of the Acupuncture Institute of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an executive member of both the Chinese Medical Association and the Clinical Research Society of China Acupunc­ture Association. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)