Burning moxa

Exercitationes Practicae, (Leiden, 1694)
Author: DEKKERS, Frederick (1644-1720) Artist: N/A

Dekker’s Practical Exercises in Methods of Treatments is a curious work with some remarkable as well as unusually fine and instructive plates, showing cupping of a Dutch gentleman, another is treated with burning moxa and a 40-year old woman, who had developed dropsy, is treated with permanent drains inserted by means of a needle.

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