Geka shuho kiku [trans.: Collection of the Essential Treatment of Surgical Diseases]. Genshu JINBO.
Geka shuho kiku [trans.: Collection of the Essential Treatment of Surgical Diseases].

A Rare & Early Surgical Work

Geka shuho kiku [trans.: Collection of the Essential Treatment of Surgical Diseases].

26 woodcut illus. Seven vols. in one. Oblong 8vo, orig. wrappers (a bit rubbed), printed title labels on upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: 1760.

Second edition (1st ed.: Osaka, 1686) of this uncommon and early surgical work (“surgical” is used here in its widest sense); WorldCat locates only one copy of our edition (NLM). Jinbo (active 1688), has provided a number of case histories, divided by the sections of the body (chest and abdomen, extremities, and the head). There are substantial sections on burns, skin diseases, syphilitic symptoms, emergency medicine (frozen bodies, resuscitation from drowning), antidotes for food poisoning, treatment for occupational diseases, rabies, snake bites, acupuncture treatments, pharmacological preparations, etc.

The illustrations depict the various organs of the body, diseases of the breast, skin diseases, pressure points, etc.

While written in kanji, there are Japanese reading marks (yomigana) throughout to assist readers. In his preface, Jinbo provides a list of ten earlier medical works he used to prepare the present textbook.

Fine copy.

Price: $3,500.00

Item ID: 5994

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