Songs of the Bodily Husk (Ti ke ge 體殼歌), in Daoist Canon (Zhengtong daozang 正統道藏), fasc. 125, no. 263, juan 18: 2b, 3a. Public domain; color scan.
The two side views of the body maps show four white leaves attached to the trachea (C | 1), which form together the lungs. Likewise the liver lobes are depicted as leaf-like forms in black, four of which are positioned at the right side of the ego, and three at the left, they enclose the heart, which is placed in the centre (C | 4).Superintendent Zhu introduces the notion of anatomical liver variation, saying “there are livers with single lobes, with two lobes, or with three lobes”, and adds that “its seat is at the right side” of the body.
The black band seems unlikely to depict the diaphragm. Zhu writes: “Below the heart is a separating membrane (diaphragm) that is attached on all sides to spine and flanks. (…) Under the separating membrane are spleen, stomach, liver and gallbladder.”
On the wall one scroll • a Master Yan Luo,
in pots a thousand bouquets • brocade blankets pile.
Being used to join masters • and act as wine companions,
yet unsuspecting the regional inspector • to open up as well.
Slenderly entering the wheat • the citron daylily’s muss,
whispering winds blow up poems • hundred showers of rain fall.
Hearing the Daoist gentleman’s home • being fond of spring water,
the carriage returns at the request • to bring back the bottles’ full.
(Dongpo quanji 9: 9a-b)