Human anatomy and physiology: western ideas presented for the education of Chinese medical staff. Colour lithographs, 1956.
About this work
A set of 15 Chinese posters dating from the mid-1950s when the Communists were starting to implement a basic healthcare system. Given the level of detail contained in the illustrations, they were apparently intended for the training of doctors and medical personnel. The illustrations are printed from coloured drawings, possibly derived from existing illustrations in western sources. All text in Chinese
Shengli weisheng guatu.
Shanghai : [publisher's name in Chinese?], 1956-11-2.
8,031-14,000 [print run].
15 prints : lithographs, printed in colours ; sheets 77 x 53 cm
Wellcome Library no. 667817i
No. 1: Guge xitong (Skeletal system)
No. 2: Jirou xitong (Muscular system)
No. 3: Shenjing xitong shang (Nervous system part 1)
No. 4: Shenjing xitong xia (Nervous system part 2)
No. 5: Fenxi qi shang (Sensory organs part 1: sight)
No. 6: Fenxi qi xia (Sensory organs part 2: hearing, taste, touch, smell)
No. 7: Xueye xunhuan shang (Circulatory system part 1: arteries and veins)
No. 8: Xueye xunhuan xia (Circulatory system part 2: heart and blood)
No. 9: Huxi xitong (Respiratory system)
No. 10: Xiaohua xitong shang (Digestive system part 1)
No. 11: Xiaohua xitong xia (Digestive system part 2)
No. 12: Paixie xitong (Excretory system)
No. 13: Niefenmi xitong shang (Endocrine system part 1)
No. 14: Niefenmi xitong xia (Endocrine system part 2)
No. 15: Shengzhi xitong (Reproductive system)