Gangrenous toe, 19th-century Japan

Gangrenous toe, 19th-century Japan

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Credit: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gangrenous toe, 19th-century Japan. Illustration of a patient's gangrenous toe, from 'A Surgical Casebook', a 19th-century manuscript of hand-painted pictures commissioned by Japanese surgeon Hanaoka Seishu (1760-1835). Gangrene often required amputation to prevent a fatal spread of the bacterial infection. Hanaoka pioneered the use of general anaesthesia to remove tumours from cancer patients. His book illustrated the cancers and other conditions that he treated, and the patients that came to him for treatment. The illustrations were by an artist named Tangetsu. For the amputation of the toes, see C023/3400.

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