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Colorful 19th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints Depict the Fight Against Contagion
The artworks "represent battles with the diseases of cholera and smallpox. As Japan remained largely closed to Western trade until Commodore Matthew Perry forced ports to open in 1854, the woodblocks show how Japanese people's conception of sickness, health, and medicine changed through early contact with Westerners." Slate 03/25/13
Posted March 27, 2013 10:59 PM




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