About the Japanese Society for the History of Medicine

The Japanese Society for the History of Medicine (JSMH) was established in 1927 (Shōwa 2) for the promotion of research and the spread of knowledge about the history of medicine. The Society is placed as the first of the member societies of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences (JAMS).


The history of medicine considers the various fields and aspects of medicine in a broad sense, in addition to the study of modern medical science. It encompasses modern medical science and related fields such as dental science, nursing science and pharmacy, the practice of medicine with its social and cultural relationships, the achievements of individuals in medical history, and other aspects as parts of the natural and biological sciences. Furthermore, the history of traditional Chinese medicine, Kampō, is one of the important topics in the Japanese history of medicine.


The Society holds annual and monthly meetings, publishes the official journal NIHON ISHIGAKU ZASSHI - JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE , grants awards for outstanding research and publications, praises prominent individuals in the history of medicine, and cooperates with local, national, and international organizations having similar purposes to attain the above objectives.


Executives

President: SAKAI Tatsuo
Vice President: KOSOTO Hiroshi
Executive Directors: KAWASHIMA Mabito MAYANAGI Makoto MICHEL, Wolfgang
NISHIMAKI Akihiko
Auditors: SUZUKI Akihito SUZUKI Tatsuhiko
Board: AOKI Toshiyuki IKAI Yoshio KURAKATA Hiromasa
MACHI Senjurō MATSUDA Takahide NAGANO Hitoshi
SATŌ Hiroshi SAWAI Tadashi SHIMURA Toshirō
SONODA Shinya TAKIZAWA Toshiyuki WATANABE Mikio
YAMAUCHI Kazunobu YANAGISAWA Namika
Delegates: AIKAWA Tadaomi ENDŌ Jirō GUO Xiumei
HANAWA Toshihiko HASHIMOTO Akira HAYAMA Michiko
HIGUCHI Teruo HIRAO Machiko HOSHINO Takayuki
ITANO Toshifumi IWAMA Machiko KAJITANI Mitsuhiro
KAJITANI Shinji KAMEDA Kazukuni KANBAYASHI Shigenobu
KATSUI Keiko KAWAHARA Yukari KOBYASHI Kenji
MATSUMURA Noriaki MIYAGAWA Hiroya MOMOSE Yū
NAGASHIMA Takeshi OGATA Toshihiko ŌMI Ken’ichi
SEKINE Tōru SHIBUTANI Kō SHIMADA Tatsuo
SUGITA Satoshi SUZUKI Noriko SUZUKI Noriko
TAKEDA Tokimasa TANAKA Seiji TERASAWA Katsutoshi
TSUKISAWA MIYOKO YAMADA Kazuo YAMASAKI Masakazu
YOSHIKAWA Sumi
Honorary Members: FUKASE Yasuaki KAMBARA Hiroshi MATSUKI Akitomo
OKADA Yasuo OKUSAWA Yasumasa SAKAI Shizu
SUGITA Kidō TAKAHASHI Fumi TANAKA Sachio
Meritorious Members: AKASOFU Kazutomo AOKI Kunio AOKI Nobuo
ARAI Yasuo FUJIKURA Ichirō HARADA Yasuo
IWASAKI Tetsushi KATAGIRI Kazuo KOBAYASHI Akira
MATSUO Shinichi MATSUSHITA Masaaki NAKAHASHI Hisamitsu
NAKAZAWA Atsushi ODA Kōji SHIMADA Yasuhisa
SHINMURA Taki TAKAHASHI Akira TOMOYOSHI Tadao
YAMADA Terutane YAMANOUCHI Uichi YOSHIDA Tadashi
Editorial Committee
Chairman: MACHI Senjurō
Members: MATSUMURA Noriaki NAGASHIMA Kō ŌMI Ken’ichi
SAWAI Tadashi WATANABE Mikio
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