Sunday, November 15, 2015

Depictions Of Diseases From 19th-century Japan

“Ten realms within the body,” by Utagawa Kuniteru III, c. 1885

This collection of 19th-century health-themed woodblock prints at UCSF includes advertisements for medicines and treatments, illustrated guidelines for the treatment and prevention of various diseases, and visual guides to the human body from the late Edo and early Meiji periods.

“Chasing measles away,” by Utagawa Yoshimori, 1862

“Foods that can be eaten by measles patients,” by Utagawa Yoshimori, 1860s

“Illustrated guide to parental obligations,” by Utagawa Yoshitora, 1880

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