03 July 2013

Google Pays Tribute To Chinese Doctor Li Shizhen 495th Birthday

Google Doodle featuring a great Chinese doctor, herbalist, and acupuncturist in the history, Li Shizhen, today July 03, 2013 as his 495th birthday celebration.

Google doodle Li Shizhen
Google featured Li Shizhen with its semi-classic presentation of a man surrounded by plants and herbs. As you hover some plants, it will display Chinese characters. 

So does it means that Google really featured this Chinese doctor because of its contribution? Of course yes!

Who is Li Shizhen?

Li Shizhen or Dongbi (courtesy name) was born on July 03, 1518. He was considered to be the greatest Chinese doctors in the history.

At the age of 27, he made his major contribution to medicine that can be found in his book Compendium of Materia Medica.

Also, he was considered to be the greatest scientific naturalist of China.

Image via Google screenshot homepage
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Shizhen

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