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Chinese woodcut, Famous medical figures: Portrait of Qibo

Gan Bozong (Tang period, 618-907)

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One of a series of woodcuts of illustrious physicians and legendary founders of Chinese medicine from an edition of Bencao mengquan (Introduction to the Pharmacopoeia), engraved in the Wanli reign period of the Ming dynasty (1573-1620) -- Volume preface, 'Lidai mingyi hua xingshi' (Portraits and names of famous doctors through history). The images are attributed to a Tang (618-907) creator, Gan Bozong. The account in 'Portraits and Names of Famous Doctors through History' states: Qibo, a minister of the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi), was the Emperor's mentor in matters of medicine, which earnt him the title Celestial Master (Tianshi). The conversations of the Yellow Emperor and Qibo on medical theory, etc., are recorded in the Suwen (Plain Questions) section of Huangdi neijing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor).

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Tianshi Qibo (Celestial Master Qibo)

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Chinese woodcut, Famous medical figures: Portrait of Qibo. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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