Nakagawa Jun'an

Physician, Deceased Person

1739 – 1786

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Who was Nakagawa Jun'an?

Nakagawa Jun'an was a Japanese doctor, botanist, and scholar of rangaku. He was a junior colleague of Sugita Genpaku, with whom he studied and worked in Obama Domain, Wakasa Province, a center for Western medicine in Edo period Japan. Along with Sugita and Maeno Ryƍtaku, Nakagawa prepared Kaitai Shinsho, a translation of the Dutch "New Book of Anatomy." Nakagawa was very active in circles of rangaku scholars, and is said to have played an important role in the field's progression and advancement.

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Born
1739
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Died
Jul 2, 1786

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on July 23, 2013

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