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: MACHI Senjurō
Executive Directors: MATSUDA Takahide NISHIMAKI Akihiko TAKIZAWA Toshiyuki
Board: AOKI Toshiyuki MATSUMURA Noriaki NAGANO Hitoshi
NAGASHIMA Takeshi ŌMI Ken’ichi SATŌ Hiroshi
SAWAI Tadashi SHIMURA Toshirō SONODA Shinya
SUZUKI Akihito SUZUKI Tatsuhiko WATANABE Mikio
YAMAUCHI Kazunobu YANAGISAWA Namika
Auditors: KOSOTO Hiroshi MAYANAGI Makoto
Delegates: AIKAWA Tadaomi DOTE Kentaro ENDŌ Jirō
GUO Xiumei HANAWA Toshihiko HASHIMOTO Akira
HAYAMA Michiko HIRAO Machiko HOSHINO Takayuki
HUKUNAGA Hajime IIZUKA Shuzo ITO Yasuhiro
IMAI Shu ITANO Toshifumi IWAMA Machiko
KAHATA Satoko KAJITANI Mitsuhiro KAJITANI Shinji
KAMEDA Kazukuni KANBAYASHI Shigenobu KATOW Shigetaka
KATSUI Keiko KAWAHARA Yukari KOBYASHI Kenji
MIKI Taketomo MIYAKAWA Kohya MOMOSE Yū
NAKAMURA Yasuhide NOJIRI Kayoko OGATA Toshihiko
SHIBUTANI Kō SHIMADA Tatsuo SUGITA Satoshi
SUZUKI Noriko SUZUKI Noriko TANAKA Seiji
TOKURA Takeyuki TONOSAKI Masaaki TSUKISAWA MIYOKO
UMIHARA Ryo YAMASAKI Masakazu YANAGAWA Renpei
YOSHIKAWA Sumi YANAGISAWA Takaaki
Honorary Members: FUKASE Yasuaki KAMBARA Hiroshi KAWASHIMA Mabito
MATSUKI Akitomo MICHEL, Wolfgang OKADA Yasuo
OKUSAWA Yasumasa SAKAI Shizu SUGITA Kidō
TANAKA Sachio
Meritorious Members: AOKI Kunio HARADA Yasuo IKAI Yoshio
IWASAKI Tetsushi KATAGIRI Kazuo KOBAYASHI Akira
KURAKATA Hiromasa MATSUSHITA Masaaki NAKAZAWA Atsushi
SHIMADA Yasuhisa SHINMURA Taki TAKAHASHI Akira
YOSHIDA Tadashi
Editorial Committee
Chairman: MACHI Senjurō
Members: KAHATA Satoko MATSUMURA Noriaki NAGASHIMA Kō
ŌMI Ken’ichi YANAGAWA Renpei
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