Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Tongue morphology: Cidi heishe) and heilan zi nie she
1 of 1

Tongue morphology: Cidi heishe) and heilan zi nie she, result 1 of 1

Item Details
Open Artstor
Available to everyone
Title
Tongue morphology: Cidi heishe) and heilan zi nie she
Work Type
Book illustrations
Description
Woodblock illustration from an edition of 1738 (3rd year of the Qianlong reign period of the Qing dynasty). It shows the tongue morphologies known as 'black tongue with prickly underside' (cidi heishe) and 'tongue black and rotten from being bitten' (heilan zi nie she).With patients presenting with black tongue with prickly underside, if the surface of the tongue is prickly when the coating is scraped off, and the body of the tongue is mostly black, the condition is generally incurable. If, however, the body of the tongue is reddish, there is hope that the patient will survive if the internal heat is cleared. With 'tongue black and rotten from being bitten', if the tongue appears black and rotten and the patient has a constant urge to bite it, generally in conjunction with dehydration and burning heat, there is no possible remedy. Once the blackness and rottenness has spread to the root of the tongue, death is inevitable.
PICTURE TITLE: Black tongue with prickly underside (cidi heishe); tongue black and rotten from being bitten (heilan zi nie she)
ID Number
Source
Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
L0038023.jpg
SSID
24751566

Now viewing Tongue morphology: Cidi heishe) and heilan zi nie she