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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 9–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Kanamori’s works and Japanese medical historians and medical sociologists. After extensively reviewing and summarizing the variety of themes and genres within the works of Kanamori, these four papers will discuss four topics of medical technology, infectious diseases, psychiatric war pensions, and bioethical...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 39–55.
Published: 01 March 2019
... prestige of the laboratory as intellectual authority among well-trained doctors. 15 02 2018 21 09 2018 Copyright © 2019 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2019 infectious diseases carrier typhoid dysentery public health laboratory animal experiment human experiment...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (2): 167–181.
Published: 01 December 2007
... laboratories in the medical institutes either. Although there were several parasitologists, they were affiliated to the laboratories of pathology or hygiene. The only exception was the laboratory in Kitasato Shibasaburo's (北里柴三郎, 1852–1931) Institute of Infectious Diseases (伝染病研究所), which had been founded in...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... scientific research, including infectious diseases, molecular biology, stem cell research, and nanotechnology. These forms of research are not discrete endeavors but parts of interacting research networks linked to hospitals and clinics, and even the military, both at home and overseas, especially in East...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 209–229.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in disseminating the latest understanding of infectious diseases, which they felt had the largest potential to harm the territory. Reports on both regional epidemics and general pandemics, also with features of model health systems, served as admonishments and lessons for the local government. These...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 331–352.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., is a neurodegenerative disease in cattle that is caused, scientists believe, by a specific type of protein called a prion. BSE has long been recognized as an infectious disease among cattle, but it was not until 1996 that the British government admitted that BSE could be transmitted to humans in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 433–435.
Published: 01 September 2011
... establishment of Western professional norms (chapter 7). The author first expounds the intrinsic connection between disease and society from the angle of disease's composition. A large volume of historical documents are used to show that infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, diseases arising from...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 47–71.
Published: 01 March 2008
... jurisdiction of the Institute of Infectious Disease (Densenbyô Kenkyûjo) between 1899 and 1914, a whole generation of elite Japanese doctors might not have left Japan for its colonies. Modern medicine, mainly German medicine, was established at Tokyo Imperial University (Tôdai) with the support of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 527–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... analytical construct” (7). Thus, chapter 1, in which Aldous and Suzuki look at the Meiji period (1868–1912), considers instances of smallpox, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, plague, and typhus. Aldous and Suzuki explain that the containment of these acute infectious diseases was the primary focus for the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 87–102.
Published: 01 March 2011
... patients, taking blood, filming, and posing; and memorialize the primates whose infection and death contributed to our recognizing the disease's infectious transmission (pp. 140, 158). Two pictures are particularly layered with meaning for interpretive insight. The cover image, interestingly, is of the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 585–588.
Published: 01 November 2012
... continues to be used in People's Republic of China's traditional Chinese medicine, today conveying the biomedical idea of acute infectious diseases. In applying the idea of writing a “biography” of this long-lasting disease concept (1), Hanson chooses not to fall into the trap of the teleological...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2016) 10 (2): 207–209.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sketches demographic transitions in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century: after 1945, the region underwent a rapid fall in mortality caused by improved sanitation, improved health facilities, and increased control over infectious disease. Kirsty Walker analyzes the devastating impact of the 1918...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 573–575.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... References Ligon B. Lee ( 2005 ). Avian Influenza Virus H5N1: A Review of Its History and Information Regarding Its Potential to Cause the Next Pandemic . Seminar in Pediatric Infectious Diseases 16 , no. 4 : 326 – 35 ...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 393–395.
Published: 01 September 2009
... identifies the social construction of risk. Borrowing from Ulrich Beck's 1986 study of Risikogesellschaft (risk society), he argues that industrialization has changed how we see disease. While the body was long perceived as a source of national and individual wealth, a wave of quickly moving global...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 319–323.
Published: 01 June 2013
... tools for combating infectious diseases, and though Japan hoped to enact more rigorous quarantine measures for the general public, these were opposed by the Western powers because of concerns of potential restriction on trade. In contrast, during the years between the two world wars, China and Japan...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... According to Liu, socioeconomic factors played a central role in this process. This hybridization emerged in the hygienic strategies against infectious diseases based on both sanitary measures derived from laboratory research in Japan and environmentalist approaches that sought to foster healthy zones...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2011) 5 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 March 2011
... impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence…. We live, as we dream—alone.” References Anderson Warwick ( 2004 ). Natural histories of infectious disease: Ecological vision in twentieth...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 June 2014
... categories: notifiable infectious diseases, illnesses that occurred with high frequency in Taiwan, and all others. He also described medical facilities constructed by the Japanese colonial regime, medical schools and research institutes, the administration of official policies on hygiene and epidemic...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 105–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... techniques of Western medicine were an essential tool in maintaining sovereignty over territory—plague as essentially a political tale. In Lei's skillful handling of the plague, the Manchurian epidemic also highlights the different ways that Western medicine and Chinese medicine conceptualized infectious...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 431–435.
Published: 01 September 2012
... claims that leprosy was a disease of “backward” countries, began a concerted effort to control the disease. By publicizing exaggerated claims about the infectiousness of the disease, the state stigmatized the disease and its sufferers, a process that culminated in the passage of the 1931 law, which in...