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The Vaccinators

in The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tracks the rapid transmission of the cowpox vaccine throughout the Japanese Islands in the summer and fall of 1849. A detailed chronology shows how ranpō physicians (physicians who ... More


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