The death of Hua Tuo: the real reason why Cao Cao killed Hua Tuo
Influenced by the book, many historians today also believe that Hua Tuo is not only skilled in medicine, but also noble in medical ethics. He is always concerned about the sufferings of the people in the world, and refuses to serve the people with high power. He specially treats Cao Cao Cao alone, so he leaves Cao under the pretext of his wife's serious illness. Cao Cao Cao repeatedly urges him to come back, but he refuses to. At last, Cao Cao Cao is furious and kills him.
Is it true that Cao Cao is responsible for the death of Hua Tuo? Does Hua Tuo really have any fault? According to Xu Shaojin, a professor of Nanjing Audit college, and Lin Zhenqing, a teacher of Pingquan National Normal School in Hebei Province, the responsibility for Hua Tuo's death was not entirely Cao Cao. The publication of two papers finally solved the real cause of Hua Tuo's death.
Why did Cao Cao kill Hua Tuo? The interpretation of the romance of the Three Kingdoms is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. In the seventy eighth chapter of the book, Luo Guanzhong describes in detail the process of Cao Cao's killing Hua Tuo.
Cao Cao cut down the pear tree in front of Yuelong temple in order to build Jianshi palace. He offended the God of pear tree. He had a nightmare that night. After waking up, he got headache and persistent disease. He asked for good medicine all the time, but it didn't work.
Later, Hua Xin recommended Hua Tuo to Cao Cao, who immediately sent for Hua Tuo to see a doctor. Hua Tuo thought that Cao Cao's headache was caused by apoplexy. The root of the disease was in his head, which could not be cured by taking some decoction. He needed to drink "Mafei Decoction" (according to the principle that "mabeisan", which was invented by Hua Tuo), and then cut off his head with a sharp axe and take out "wind saliva", so as to remove the root of the disease.
The suspicious Cao Cao thought that Hua Tuo wanted to kill him for revenge, so he ordered him to be sent to prison and tortured, which led to the death of a generation of doctors in prison, and Hua Tuo's green bag book was lost.
Cao Cao asked Hua Tuo to treat the persistent "head wind" disease for him. Hua Tuo pricked the acupoints of Yan Yu with needles and got rid of the disease. The effect was very good. Later, with the increasingly busy government affairs and military affairs, Cao Cao's "head wind" disease became more and more serious, so he wanted Hua Tuo to treat the "head wind" disease for him. Hua Tuo said: it's very difficult to cure your disease completely in a short period of time. Even if it's treated for a long time, it can only last for a long time. Is Cao Cao's illness really so serious?
In the article, Lin Zhenqing thought that Hua Tuo wanted to use the opportunity to cure Cao Cao's disease and use medical skills as a means to coerce Cao Cao to give him officials. Later, Cao Cao said, "Hua Tuo can cure this disease. He wants to raise his value by treating me. This shows that Cao Cao understood Hua Tuo's implication at that time. But he did not immediately meet Hua Tuo's demands.
Therefore, Hua Tuo asked for leave to go home under the pretext of receiving a letter from his family and wanting to stay for a few days. When he got home, he pleaded with his wife that he was ill and never returned. He threatened Cao Cao again. According to the law of the Han Dynasty, Cao Cao sentenced Hua Tuo to death for "deceit" and "not conscription". Hua Tuo pleaded guilty to the punishment.
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