Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Chinese C18 woodcut: External medicine - 'Scrofulous ulcers'

  • Digital Images
  • Online

Available online

view Chinese C18 woodcut: External medicine - 'Scrofulous ulcers'


Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions
Credit: Chinese C18 woodcut: External medicine - 'Scrofulous ulcers'. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

Selected images from this work

About this work


Early 18th-century Chinese woodcut illustrating 'Scrofulous ulcer wind' [rash] (liyang feng), from Yizong jinjian: Waike xinfa (The Golden Mirror Of Medicine: Essential Knowledge and Secrets of External Medicine). A medical anthology in 90 juan (volumes/fascicles), Yizong jinjian was executed as an imperial commission by Wu Qian (Qing period, 1644-1911) et al., and printed in Beijing at Wuyingdian (the Hall of Martial Prowess - the imperial printing house) in 1742 (7th year of the Qianlong reign period of the Qing dynasty). Waike xinfa is one of 15 monographs included in the anthology. It is a systematic treatise on Chinese external medicine in 16 volumes. It covers the system of channel (meridians), ulcers and abscesses (yongju), and the treatment of external conditions of various parts of the body. It contains 266 illustrations.


IMAGE TITLE: Illustration of 'Scrofulous ulcer wind' [rash] (liyang feng). CAPTION: 'Scrofulous ulcer wind' [rash] occurs on the neck and in the armpits. Mauvish-white spots appear, joined up in series.


Permanent link