Wei Shuhe (1891-1965), male, a native of Yuxian County, Hebei Province. Mr. Wei was born to a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) family for three generations. His grandfather was a famous local doctor. He studied medicine from his uncle since childhood, and had been instructed by Mr. Shen Peiqi, a famous doctor in Taiyuan, thus laying a good foundation for his medical career. He began to put up his plate and practice medicine in Taiyuan at the age of 28. In 1936, he came to Beijing and put up his plate in Picai Alley after passed the exam and later served the Tongle Hall in Xidan. At the age of 45, he took Shi Jinmo, a great physician as his teacher at the recommendation of his friends. Because he was a little older than other students and had a certain medical experiences, he was known as the "First Disciple of Shi". Thanks to the careful guidance of the famous teacher, his clinic had been in good condition since its opening and became renowned. In the early 1940s, he served as the provost of Huabei Medical College.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, he was transferred to the Beijing Hospital of TCM as it was established in 1956 from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Health, and was employed to provide treatment for international friends at the Specialist Outpatient Clinic of Sino-Soviet Friendship Hospital. Mr. Wei had developed a unique method in treating diseases, such as "Treating lungs if one's deaf": taking Dabu Yin Pill as the main, plus almonds and platycodon grandiflorum to clear the lung, periostracum cicada and acorus calamus to disinhibit the ear orifices, all these should be used to effectively deal with deafness caused by yin deficiency, liver heat, heart-kidney disconnection, dryness and inflammation. He was extremely cautious in his use of medicine, and was seeking increasing perfection in his students. He often says, "Ask for the best and you'll get the middle," in other words, despite the high level of demand, the student performance turns out to be not always as what you have expected. The results would be even unbearable to contemplate if ask for too little. He wrote the book The Collection and Interpretation of Ancient Prescriptions, which was unfortunately destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. Some of his essays were included in The Compilation of Experiences of Old Chinese Medicine Practitioners in Beijing.