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Practical Pursuits: Takano Choei, Takahashi Keisaku, and Western Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Offers a broad picture of the way in whiich Western medicine, and Western knowledge, was absorbed and adapted in Japan.
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan by Hoi-Eun Kim (review)
details are a means to a grander end. Nenzi, too, accomplishes this in places by offering brief alternative perspectives on macrohistory. At times, Tokiko becomes the book’s focus, which makes itExpand
The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the "Opening" of Japan (review)
harder on the “military class” than on other members of society (p. 206). Certainly it is true that the surge in confi scations of daimyo (particularly fudai) land under Tsunayoshi must have causedExpand
A Portrait of Takano Cho¯ei
From the Netherlands to Japan: communicating psychiatric practice in the 1830s
  • E. Nakamura
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 September 2014
This translation of a case study first published by Schroeder van der Kolk in 1826 provides opportunities to consider the globalization and localization of psychiatric knowledge, the medicalization of mental health care in Japan, and the growing interest in Western psychiatry before its official introduction to Japan after 1868. Expand
Book Reviews
Standard chronologies of East Asian history tell us that Japan annexed Korea in 1910, and in 1931 the Japanese military fomented the ‘Manchurian Incident’, which led to the creation of Japan’s clientExpand
Working the Siebold Network: Kusumoto Ine and Western Learning in Nineteenth-Century Japan
This article takes a fresh look at the life and work of Kusumoto Ine (1827–1903), one of the first women in Japan to practise Western medicine. While Ine's life is well known, serious historicalExpand