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Medical history in Japan: recent developments

December 12, 2011

By Akihito Suzuki

In the past couple of decades, research into the history of medicine in Japan has greatly expanded, attracting young and promising scholars who have pioneered new questions. As in Britain and other countries, students of the humanities and social sciences are becoming increasingly prominent in the new demography of medical historians. Here, I can introduce only a few of the young students who have just finished or are now completing their PhD thesis.

Their diverse backgrounds, problems, and analytical frameworks promise interesting developments in the field of history of medicine in Japan.

Akihito Suzuki is Professor of History at Keio University and the author of Madness at Home (2006) and Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan (with Chris Aldous, forthcoming).

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