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Japanese Pharmaceutical Ads of the Nineteenth Century

Pinktentacle posted a collection of Japanese medical woodblock prints from the mid-nineteenth century that are awesome. Many of them seem to essentially be advertisements for different medical products. I particularly love the personification of disease. That cholera beast! Here are a few of my favorites.

Pills for syphilis and gonorrhea:

Defeating cholera:

Chasing measles away:

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