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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


The Dutch Connection: Batavia, Nagasaki, and Edo

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/9780804754897.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Dutch merchants stationed on Dejima in Nagasaki for many years permitted greater interaction between the Dutch and Japanese. The Dutch connection at Nagasaki was the main source of scientific ... More


Introduction

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/9780804754897.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyzes the impact of Western medical knowledge on Japan during the last-half century of the Tokugawa era, tracing the global transmission of Jennerian vaccination—Western technology that ... More


Conclusion

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/9780804754897.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This conclusion presents the significant contributions of the Dutch and of Japan's rangaku (Dutch-learning) scholars to Japan's modern medicine, and also describes the activities of Japanese ranpō ... More


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