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对症下药【duì zhèng xià yào 】

Shudan Guan

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Hua Tuo, a famous doctor during the Three Kingdoms Period, provided different prescriptions for two fever patients. They felt strange and asked why they would take different medicines when they had the same illness. Hua Tuo told them, “You got the fever because of the stomach ache, whilst you got the fever because of the cold weather, so I wrote two prescriptions.” After taking medicines, two patients recovered soon.


[Annotation] : Condition, illness.

[Definition] Acting according to the specific conditions/situations. 


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