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Chinese diagram of human body, handwritten letter in English.

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A page from a 19th-century version of The Washing Away of Wrongs, a Chinese textbook on forensic medicine. Originally compiled by Sung Tz'u in the thirteenth century, the text remained the principal guide for inquests in East Asia for hundreds of years. MS Wellcome Chinese Collection Book No. 55, Volume 1.

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