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Distribution of internal organs, back view, Chinese woodcut


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Illustration from an edition of 1599 (27th year of the Wanli reign period of the Ming dynasty). It shows the distribution of various internal organs and viscera, from the back view, i.e. the larynx (hou), the pharynx (yan), the stomach cavity, the lungs, the liver, the small intestine, the [left] kidney, the 'Portal of Life' (mingmen, right kidney), the large intestine etc.

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PICTURE TITLE: Back view of the zang and fu viscera. OTHER LETTERING: Larynx (hou); pharynx (yan); stomach cavity; lung; liver; stomach; small intestine; kidney; mingmen (right kidney considered as 'Portal of Life'); large intestine; so-called pomen (Portal of the Po Soul); anus (gangchang); urinary meatus

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