Rangaku Medicine and "Foreign" Knowledge in Late Tokugawa Japan.

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Abstract

  • Challenging the stereotype of pre-modern Japan as closed and isolated, this article examines the diffusion of Western medical ideas in Japan from the publication of Kaitai Shinsho (New Anatomy Book) in 1774 to the end of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868. It specifically examines Japan's assimilation of Jennerian cowpox vaccination despite government regulations limiting Japanese contact with Westerners. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    Keywords

  • STEREOTYPES, MEDICINE, VACCINIA, VACCINATION, SOCIAL psychology, JAPAN
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  • VAN SANT JE
  • Start Page

  • 207
  • End Page

  • 214
  • Volume

  • 34