The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 80 - Dr. Ellen Nakamura (Auckland)

November 23, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Nakamura diagnoses the development of medical practice in Meiji Japan, starting with battlefield medicine during the Bōshin War.  We discuss the violence of the Meiji Restoration, changes in medical practice following the Restoration, and the roles of female physicians and Western advisors in the development of Japanese medical practice. (Transcript here).