Neurology 2016 Jul;87(3):331-5
From the Institute for Clinical Neurosciences (T.B., J.B., D.H.) and German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders (T.B., D.H.), Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich; and Horst-Görtz-Institute for Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences (M.B.), Berlin, Germany.
Objective: To find and analyze descriptions of motion sickness in Chinese historical sources.
Methods: Databases and dictionaries were searched for various terms for seasickness and travel sickness, which were then entered into databases of full texts allowing selection of relevant passages from about the third to the 19th century ad.
Results: Already in 300 ad the Chinese differentiated cart-sickness, particularly experienced by persons from the arid north of China, from a ship-illness experienced by persons from the south, where rivers were important for transportation and travel. Read More