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Canceled: 79th Historia Medica Lecture: ‘Cholera in Tokyo, 1877-1895'

Wednesday, April 21 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the 79th Historia Medica Lecture ‘Cholera in Tokyo, 1877-1895: Public health, epidemic disease, and the cityscape,' given by Susan L. Burns, Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, at the University of Chicago. Join us on Zoom at the time of the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Medicine & Health



Bernard Becker Medical Library


Event Contact

Laura Swofford | lswofford@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

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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