The public and researchers and view Doc Hay’s medical formulas and the herbs he used. Currently only about 10% of the collection is translated and available for view, but we are slowly adding more as time and staffing allow.
Location: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM)
Presented by the Oregon Association of Acupuncturists (OAA), Dr. Beth Howlett and Dr. Eric Brand will highlight the incredible information they rediscovered from the Kam Wah Chung Collection on an upcoming webinar.
Dr. Beth Howlett conducted her capstone research on the Kam Wah Chung collection, and she possesses an intimate knowledge of its history and collection. Her work was instrumental in securing a grant from the State Library of Oregon and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to promote further research into the collection, resulting in an open online database that allows scholars to access its treasures in digital form. Beth was interviewed as a subject matter expert for documentaries on Kam Wah Chung by the Discovery Channel and the upcoming Chinese TV show “Bencao Without Borders.” In this webinar, she will share gems from her research along with an introduction to the newly launched online database.
In the second segment of the webinar, Eric Brand will share photographs from the Kam Wah Chung collection for a deep look at the historical situation on selected individual herbs. Based on evidence from the Kam Wah Chung collection, we can see that many of the same issues we see on the herbal market today were also relevant for Chinese herbalists practicing in America a century ago. We will investigate examples from the collection that demonstrate timeless details of herbal identification, processing, and quality assessment that remain important in the clinic today.
For more information, please link over to the OOA website below.