Beriberi in modern Japan : the making of a national disease [E-Book] / Alexander R. Bay.
Bay, Alexander R., (author)
Rochester, New York : University of Rochester Press, 2012
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Rochester studies in medical history
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Table of 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.