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

Ann Jannetta

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754897
eISBN:
9780804779494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In Japan, as late as the mid-nineteenth century, smallpox claimed the lives of an estimated twenty percent of all children born—most of them before the age of five. When the apathetic Tokugawa ... More


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