A 'German world' shared among doctors: a history of the relationship between Japanese and German psychiatry before World War II.

@article{Hashimoto2013AW,
  title={A 'German world' shared among doctors: a history of the relationship between Japanese and German psychiatry before World War II.},
  author={Akira Hashimoto},
  journal={History of psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={180-95}
}
This article deals with the critical history of German and Japanese psychiatrists who dreamed of a 'German world' that would cross borders. It analyses their discourse, not only by looking at their biographical backgrounds, but also by examining them in a wider context linked to German academic predominance and cultural propaganda before World War II. By focusing on Wilhelm Stieda, Wilhelm Weygandt and Kure Shuzo, the article shows that the positive evaluation of Japanese psychiatry by the two… CONTINUE READING
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