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Chinese woodcut: Abscess obstructing the throat


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Woodcut illustration from Shenti sancai tuhui (Coloured Illustrations of the Body), by the Ming (1368 - 1644) author Wang Siyi, showing the specific disease location for houbichuang (abscess obstructing the throat). This condition generally originates at the root of the tongue. It is caused by wind-heat, when blood and Qi coagulate together.

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PICTURE TITLE: Illustration of abscess obstructing the throat.

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