art carousel: Anatomical illustrations from Edo-period Japan

Interesting anatomical Illustrations from Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868).

Trepanning instruments, circa 1790 [+] These illustrations are from a book on European medicine introduced to Japan via the Dutch trading post at Nagasaki. Pictured here are various trepanning tools used to bore holes in the skull as a form of medical treatment.

via art carousel: Anatomical illustrations from Edo-period Japan.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MariaSabrinaPalmares
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 03:50:04

    oh, yes, it looked very different from the usual Japanese painting.

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  2. Trackback: Medical Imagery of the 15th Century | The Public Domain Review | The Porlock

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