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Mini-Quiz: How Henry Kissinger Helped Start Acupuncture in the U.S. (1970s)

by Ron Kurtus (revised 20 April 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What was a great achievement in Nixon's administration?

Watergate

Inventing acupuncture

Establishing relations with Communist China

2. What was Henry Kissinger's role in starting the interest in acupuncture?

Kissinger performed the operation on Reston

He mentioned it in a press briefing

He overcame his fear of needles

3. What is a good lesson from this event?

Some ancient practices are quite useful

You need good health insurance in China

Such trips are a waste of taxpayer's money

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Ancient medicine has uses


Resources and references

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Websites

"Now, Let Me Tell You About My Appendectomy in Peking..." New York Times, Monday July 26, 1971 by James Reston

Henry A. Kissinger website

James Reston - Wikipedia (mentions appendectomy in China)

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Top-rated books on Henry Kissinger

Top-rated books on Acupuncture


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