From the Netherlands to Japan: communicating psychiatric practice in the 1830s

  title={From the Netherlands to Japan: communicating psychiatric practice in the 1830s},
  author={E. Nakamura},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={350 - 363}
  • E. Nakamura
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
This article explores an example of the transmission of Dutch psychiatric knowledge to Japan in the Edo period (1600–1868), through the translation of a case study first published by Schroeder van der Kolk in 1826. The translation appeared in an innovative new journal of Western medicine edited by the Japanese rangaku (Dutch-learning) scholar, Mitsukuri Genpo. The case study describes the symptoms and treatment of a woman who experienced delusions following an ear infection, in terms largely… Expand
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