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Lecture

How to tackle disease: medical knowledge in official home doctor manuals of early modern Japan

  • Regina Huebner
Date
Friday 3 June 2016
Time
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
130

Regina Huebner will talk about official home doctor manuals in early modern Japan.

Abstract

By examining the diseases and remedies contained in an official home doctor manual published 1791 this presentation seeks to find out whether and to which extent these kind of texts contributed to the improvement of medical knowledge and public health care in early modern Japan.

About the speaker

Regina Huebner is a licensed non-medical practitioner specialized in acupuncture, having obtained her license in 2000. She has obtained her PhD in Japanese Studies in 2015 (Cantab).

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