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The VaccinatorsSmallpox, Medical Knowledge, and the 'Opening' of Japan$
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Ann Jannetta

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780804754897

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.181) Conclusion
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The Vaccinators
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804754897.003.0009

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 physicians and their efforts to mobilize support for Jennerian vaccination. The dynamics of the Dutch book trade is discussed, emphasizing that the book trade and the translation of Dutch medical books were the major carriers of Western knowledge to Japan.

Keywords:   Dutch, Japan, rangaku, medicine, Western medicine, Jennerian vaccination, vaccination, Dutch book trade

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