Song Zhenglian (1926-)
Dr. Song Zhenglian was born in Wuxian County, Sichuan Province, in December, 1926. He worked as a physician and a surgeon after he graduated from Hubei Medical College in 1951. In October, 1955, he attended the first training course of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Western-trained doctors, which was run by the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Ministry of Public Health. He was awarded a silver prize after studying for two and a half years. After graduation, he was assigned to work in the Acupuncture Department, Affiliated Hospital of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he learnt from Dr. Huang Zhuzai. At the end of 1962, he was promoted as the deputy chief of the first research room of the Acupunc­ture Institute. He has been engaged in clinical and laboratory researches on cerebral vascular disease, syringomyelia, sequlae of encephalitis, sciatica, and cervical syn­drome. He has had more than twenty papers published, and he is one of the editors of the book, Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Now he is the professor and chief of the Department of Neurology of the Acupuncture Institute of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (source : Essentials of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturist Clinical Experience. Beijing : Foreign Languages.1989)