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Chinese woodcut: Chin abscess

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Woodcut illustrating the 17th century Chinese medical text Yangyi daquan (Great Compendium of The Medicine of Sores) Gu Shicheng, from an edition published in 1901 (27th year of the Guangxu reign period of the Qing dynasty). The illustration shows the disease location for ke yong (chin abscess). This may occur on the lower jaw, as seen here; around the chengjiang (Receiving Fluids) point, i.e. in the groove between the lower lip and the chin; or on the lower cheek. It belongs to the category of yong ([flat] abscesses).


PICTURE TITLE: Illustration of ke yong (chin abscess). OTHER LETTERING: Ke yong (chin abscess)



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