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Beriberi in modern Japan : the making of a national disease / Alexander R. Bay.

  • Bay, Alexander R
Date
2012
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

2012

Physical description

x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Introduction: medicine, power, and the rhetoric of empire -- The geography of affliction: beriberi in Edo and Tokyo -- Putting the laboratory at the center -- Beriberi: disease of imperial culture -- Empire and the making of a national disease -- The science of vitamins and the construction of ignorance -- The rice germ debate: total mobilization and the science of vitamins in the 1930s -- Conclusion.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FDK.26.AA8-9
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ISBN

  • 9781580464277
  • 1580464270