Wednesday, November 03, 2010

wordless wednesday

Illustrated guide to parental obligations -- Utagawa Yoshitora, 1880

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) maintains a collection of 400 health-themed woodblock prints from 19th-century Japan. The collection -- which includes drug advertisements, illustrated instructions for treating and preventing contagious diseases, and visual guides to the human body -- offers a unique look at Japanese medical knowledge in the late Edo and early Meiji periods

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