Travelling Chiropodist

Many people in China sought help from untrained doctors and herbal remedies for their ailments. In this photo, an itinerant chiropodist in Beijing, 1871-72, is operating on a painful corn and dressing the toe-nails of his 'patient'. A second customer leaning out of a window awaiting his turn.

April 23, 2018 1:22 PM (UTC+8)