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Chinese # 97 - Medical Station

Chinese # 97 - Medical Station

ID# 3097
21" x 30.25"
(53cm x 77cm)
Regular price ¥47,800 JPY
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The poster titled "Rural Medical Station" captures a poignant scene of dedicated individuals in a mountain village. Knowledgeable youth, who have immersed themselves in the rugged terrain, work as barefoot doctors, carrying baskets of gathered herbs. In the backdrop, an experienced traditional Chinese medicine practitioner engages with an elderly farmer, holding a wildflower as they discuss potential remedies.

During that era, rural healthcare conditions were severely underdeveloped, with a lack of medical resources and professionals. The scarcity of medical experts led to the training of "barefoot doctors" who provided basic medical services to rural communities. These "barefoot doctors" had a dual identity, as they were both farmers and healthcare providers. They lacked fixed salaries and often joined fellow villagers in agricultural work during busy times. Whenever villagers fell ill or were injured, these doctors promptly arrived with their medical kits to provide assistance.

With limited access to advanced medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, their tools were modest: thermometers, stethoscopes, syringes, gauze, basic Western medicines, and a few bottles of tinctures. They primarily relied on gathering herbs from the mountains and taught themselves techniques like acupuncture and pulse diagnosis. Despite the challenging conditions and rudimentary equipment, their enthusiasm and dedication shone through. They served their villages with great care, becoming highly regarded and respected figures due to their meticulous attention to the health and well-being of the entire community.

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