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Typical Gallery Price: $80.00



The Original Doctor of Ancient China
Wall Scroll

The Original Doctor of Ancient China - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 51.4cm x 98.6cm  ≈  20¼" x 38¾"

Silk/Brocade: 60.1cm x 154.5cm  ≈  23¾" x 60¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.1cm  ≈  27¼"

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Reason for discount: Minor tiny red spots in upper left of painting - almost like a spray of faint red. It's not too bad, but you can see it under bright light (you can't even see it in the images of the artwork).


The Great Physician of Ancient China

Hua Tuo

The Original Doctor of Ancient China - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This is Hua Tuo who lived from 140–208 AD. He was an ancient Chinese physician who lived during the late Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. The Records of Three Kingdoms and Book of Later Han record Hua as the first physician in China to use anesthesia during surgery. He created his anesthetic by combining wine with a herbal concoction of cannabis powder. Besides being respected for expertise in surgery and anesthesia, Hua Tuo was famous for his abilities in acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. Some call him the father of modern medicine. But his technique of using anesthesia was more than 1500 before western medicine caught up (in 1859 when western physicians used cocaine as their first anesthetic).

You may also see his name written as 華佗. Same person, just an alternate way to write his name.

This item was listed or modified
Mar 11th, 2014

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my soy sauce?

When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.

Typical Gallery Price: $80.00