Taro Takemi

Scientist, Inventor

1904 – 1983

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Who was Taro Takemi?

Taro Takemi was a pioneering medical researcher, educator, inventor, and scientist who served as the president of the Japan Medical Association from 1957 – 1982. He also served as the president of the World Medical Association from 1975–1976.

Takemi Taro received his university education at Keio University, and was noted as among the first to study the application of nuclear physics to medicine. He built the first portable electrocardiograph in 1937 and is also known for his invention of the vectorcardiograph in 1939.

Also a brilliant researcher, he patented several laboratory processes, and was a member of the research and survey team which investigated effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. He served as a visiting professor at Keio, Kitasato, and Tokai universities, and advised the Japan Science and Technology Agency. In 1982, Takemi Taro was appointed a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, but was unable to fulfill the commitment due to illness. He died in Tokyo in December 1983.

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Born
1904
Japan
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  • Japan
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Died
1983

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on July 23, 2013

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