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Name Noriaki Matsumura
Belonging department Department of Nursing,Faculty of Health Care
Occupation name Associate Professor
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Research on Smallpox Vaccination in the Meiji Era: Shuto-Sekizen-sha, Which Complemented Tokyo’s Vaccination Efforts and Shuto-Kanzen-sha, Which Was in Conflict with Okayama’s Efforts

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By examining the related materials of Namba Ryugen and Ohno Shosai and the activities of Shuto-Sekizen-sha in Tokyo and Shuto-Kanzen-sha in Okayama, it became clear that the conventional system of smallpox vaccination that had been used since the Edo period played an important role at least until around 1882.


Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Medicine

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