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Mid C20 Chinese medical illustration in trad. style: Smallpox
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Youke san zhong (Three Books of Paediatrics) is a mid 20th century composite edition of three classics of paediatrics: Zengbu douzhen yusui jinjing lu (The Gold And Chalcedony Mirror of Pox Diseases, Expanded Edition) by Weng Zhongren (Ming period, 1368-1644), Youke tiejing (Iron Mirror of Paediatrics) by Xia Ding (Qing period, 1644-1911), and Xiao'er tuina guangyi (Overview of Paediatric tuina Massage) by Xiong Yingxiong (Qing period). A small number of illustrations are included in a supplement.

This illustration of 'Gathered on the Back' pox, in traditional ink and brush style, comes from The Gold And Chalcedony Mirror of Pox Diseases.

The text states: 'Gathered on the Back' (cuan bei) refers to a pox (dou) where the rash is concentrated on the back. If the pox are not too densely clustered, it can be treated with Muscle Freeing and Poison Expelling powder (songji tongdu san) in conjunction with Poison Dissolving Elixir (huadu dan) and pig's tail grease. Cochineal ointment can be applied externally. If the pox are dense and hard and there is a high fever, the putrefaction method(?) must be used if there is to be any chance of recovery.

Heading: Gathered on the Back (cuan bei)
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