An Illustrated Medical Manual
An Illustrated Medical Manual

THAILAND, 19TH CENTURY

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An Illustrated Medical Manual
Thailand, 19th Century
Manuscript folding book (Leporello) using black, blue, gray and brown ink and later pencil additions on white khoi paper, text in Thai script, with medical diagrams, some extending over up to five folios
4½ x 14 3/8 in. (11.5 x 36.5 cm.)

Lot Essay

This is an interesting example of a Thai medical treatise, containing diagrams of pressure points on the body for treating various ailments, and recipes for remedies for other illnesses including one using peanuts, beans and Chinese leaves, and another recommending the use of juice from a crushed vine for a skin eruption; cf. H. Ginsburg, Thai Manuscript Painting, The British Library, 1989, pp. 29-32.
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