MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2 X 10 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 98 pages, 25 have fine early color woodblock prints.
CONDITION: Original covers and title slip, contents complete.
NOTES: Original; Item# 230884502356
ITEM ID: 1310
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Japanese Medical Guide

DATE
Year: 1822
Decade: 1820s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: Bunsei 5

Japanese book on medicine.

According to scholar Peter Kornicki, “I have described this work in my catalogue of the Wellcome Collection in London, so will append here my description: A continuation of Honma Sōken’s treatise on ulcers, of which the first part, Yōka hiroku, was published in 1837. Zoku yōka hiroku introduces a number of Honma’s surgical practices, including his ground-breaking amputation of a gangrenous leg undertaken in 1857. It is written in katakana-majiri script and is supplied with numerous polychrome illustrations by an unknown artist. It was privately published by the author in 1859 and distributed for sale by a number of commercial publishers in Edo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya.”