VIRTUAL Historia Medica Lecture: Susan Burns (University of Chicago) – “Cholera in Tokyo, 1877-1895: Public health, epidemic disease, and the cityscape”

June 2, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Cholera in Tokyo, 1877-1895: Public health, epidemic disease, and the cityscape”


The 79th Historia Medica Lecture is hosted by the Bernard Becker Medical Library in collaboration with the Center for History of Medicine.

Simply join us on Zoom at the time of the event (no registration required).

Susan Burns is a professor of history and East Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of nineteenth-century Japan and is interested in continuities and ruptures between what conventional periodization terms Japan’s “early modern” and “modern” eras. Her recent research has explored the history of medicine in the Tokugawa period, including questions related to the history of the body as it came to be conceptualized within medical and legal discourses.

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