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Want to know how Japanese learn to practice surgery in the eighteenth century? Visit this database of the medical library at the University of Tokyo, and you’ll find out: For more digital collections at the University of Tokyo:

Toward an Archaeology of Distraction

An invitation from the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for this year’s Edwin O.Reischauer Lectures Toward an Archaeology of Distraction Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University What is your take on distraction and what truly matters? On curiosity and distraction? On distraction as vice and enriching virtue? Here’s a fun challenge. Below are the title and […]

華岡青洲 Hanaoka Seishu’s Surgical Casebook

華岡青洲 Hanaoka Seishu’s Surgical Casebook, digitized by National Library of Medicine. You can now read the book online by using their “turn the page” system. Here’s the introduction to this amazing book from NLM website “A Surgical Casebook” is a manuscript of hand-painted pictures commissioned by Hanaoka Seishu, a pioneering Japanese surgeon who was […]