Doctor's bag, Tibetan.

Image number: 10285146

Doctor's bag, Tibetan.

Containing minerals and herbs, a horn and spatula for mixing, and a blade and sharpening stone for simple surgery. Tibetan medicine has elements familar from China (herbal cures), Greece-Arabia (the humours of the body), and India (placing the soul in the spine). It also uses chants from Lamaism, a form of Buddhism.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
14 January 2004 12:31
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Science Museum

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