- Lettering: IMAGE TITLE: Illustration of erysipelas (dan du, lit. cinnabar poison) eruption. CAPTION: Erysipelas eruption.
Early 18th-century Chinese woodcut illustrating erysipelas (<I>dan du</I>, lit. cinnabar poison), from <I>Yizong jinjian: Waike xinfa</I> (The Golden Mirror Of Medicine: Essential Knowledge and Secrets of External Medicine).
A medical anthology in 90 juan (volumes/fascicles), <I>Yizong jinjian</I> was executed as an imperial commission by Wu Qian (Qing period, 1644-1911) et al., and printed in Beijing at Wuyingdian (the Hall of Martial Prowess - the imperial printing house) in 1742 (7th year of the Qianlong reign period of the Qing dynasty). <I>Waike xinfa</I> is one of 15 monographs included in the anthology. It is a systematic treatise on Chinese external medicine in 16 volumes. It covers the system of channel (meridians), ulcers and abscesses (<I>yongju</I>), and the treatment of external conditions of various parts of the body.
It contains 266 illustrations.
- External Reference Wang Shumin II 626
- External Reference Ma Hai 22/1742 Qiu 626
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