Friday, November 30, 2012

Medicine Doll

Sónia is a pharmacist and she loves everything related to her job. She said this card is very special to her. The medicine doll is part of the collection of Pharmacy Museum in Lisbon. I've never heard about this museum but i've just googled it and it seems really interresting, especially the reproduction of old pharmacies.

Design: 2&3D Design & Produção - Museu da farmácia
This medicine doll is originally from Japan. The doll was carved from ivory in the 19th century.
Medicine dalls were used as diagnostic tools. Doctors shouldn't she their females patients bodies, so the ladies described their ills to the doctor by pointing to an area on the doll. This was less embarrassing then pointing to one's own anatomy.

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