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By Morris Low

ISBN-10: 1403968322

ISBN-13: 9781403968326

Within the overdue 19th century, the japanese launched into a application of westernization within the desire of creating a powerful and smooth state. technology, expertise and medication performed an enormous half, exhibiting ecu countries that Japan was once an international energy invaluable of appreciate. yet how well-organized used to be the nation and the way shut have been government-business family? The ebook seeks to respond to those questions and others.

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Hashimoto Tsunatsune described the pathogen of diphteria as a “fungus” that enters the mouth from the atmosphere (Hashimoto Tsunatsune, “Kptp ‘Jifuterichisu’ no setsu” [On “Diphteria” of the Throat], Tpkyp iji shinshi February 22, 1879, 48: 1–13; here pp. 4–12). 22. Ishiguro Tadanori, Kakke-ron (Theory of Beriberi) (Tokyo: Eirandp, 1878), pp. 3, 5, 21. 23. For a more complete overview of the theories of beriberi’s causation that Japanese and foreign physicians of the Meiji period proposed, see Christian Oberländer, “The Rise of Scientific Medicine in Japan,” Historia Scientiarum 2004, 13 (3): 176–199; here pp.

9. Oberländer, Zwischen Tradition und Moderne, pp. 61–64. 10. Yamashita Seizp, Kakke no rekishi: bitamin hakken izen (History of Beriberi: Before the Discovery of the Vitamin) (Tokyo: Tpkyp Daigaku Shuppankai, 1983), pp. 183, 191, 220, 356–358. 11. Heinrich Botho Scheube, “Die japanische Kak-ke (Beri-beri),” Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin 1882, 31, 1 and 2 (May 30): 141–202; 3 and 4 (July 13): 307–348; 32, 1 and 2 (November 8): 83–119; here pp. 148–149. 12. Yamashita, Meijiki ni okeru kakke no rekishi, pp.

During the following weeks, Pgata held two public lectures about his discovery at the invitation of the president of the university, Katp Hiroyuki (1836–1916), and the director of the Bureau of Hygiene, Nagayo. ” In addition, cultures of the bacilli growing on different media were exhibited. In his speech, Pgata explained his methods of investigation in detail. 78 At the end of his presentation, Pgata turned to his competitors. 79 After Pgata had finished, Takagi had the opportunity to respond.

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