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Ellen Gardner Nakamura, Practical Pursuits: Takano Chôei, Takahashi Keisaku, and Western Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Japan. Harvard East Asian Monographs 255. London and Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2005. xviii + 248 pp. ISBN: 0-674-01952-0 (hbk.).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2010

Hiraku Shimoda
Vassar College


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1 For a recent assessment of von Siebold, see Katalin Ferber's review article, ‘Race for Entry: The Opening of Japan’, above.