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The Vaccinators: Smallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan
by Ann Jannetta
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 shogunate failed to respond to this health crisis, Japanese physicians, learned in Western medicine and medical technology, became the primary disseminators of Jennerian vaccination— ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published May 23rd 2007 by Stanford University Press
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