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The evolution of the study of anatomy in Japan.
Clin Anat. 2009 May; 22(4):425-35.CA

Abstract

The following review focuses on how the study of anatomy in Japan has evolved throughout the centuries; specifically, we investigate anatomical knowledge during the primitive, ancient, feudal, and early modern periods of Japanese history. Early vague and mythical anatomical concepts derived from China prevailed for many centuries in Japan. Kajiwara wrote one of the earliest anatomical works in 1302. As a science, anatomy was the first basic science to be established in Japan, beginning simplistically during the 1600s and flourishing more recently with the onset of Meiji Restoration. As a result, Japan has produced several of the most influential anatomists of the 20th century, including Buntaro Adachi, who added detail to our knowledge of the vascular system and its variations; and Sunao Tawara, who discovered the atrioventricular node. Herein, we discuss the ways in which Japan has added to and promoted the anatomical sciences.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital, 1600 7th Avenue South ACC 400, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. rstubbs@uab.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19260075

Citation

Tubbs, R Shane, et al. "The Evolution of the Study of Anatomy in Japan." Clinical Anatomy (New York, N.Y.), vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, pp. 425-35.
Tubbs RS, Loukas M, Kato D, et al. The evolution of the study of anatomy in Japan. Clin Anat. 2009;22(4):425-35.
Tubbs, R. S., Loukas, M., Kato, D., Ardalan, M. R., Shoja, M. M., & Gadol, A. A. (2009). The evolution of the study of anatomy in Japan. Clinical Anatomy (New York, N.Y.), 22(4), 425-35. https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.20781
Tubbs RS, et al. The Evolution of the Study of Anatomy in Japan. Clin Anat. 2009;22(4):425-35. PubMed PMID: 19260075.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The evolution of the study of anatomy in Japan. AU - Tubbs,R Shane, AU - Loukas,Marios, AU - Kato,David, AU - Ardalan,Mohammad R, AU - Shoja,Mohammadali M, AU - Gadol,Aaron A Cohen, PY - 2009/3/5/entrez PY - 2009/3/5/pubmed PY - 2009/6/26/medline SP - 425 EP - 35 JF - Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.) JO - Clin Anat VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - The following review focuses on how the study of anatomy in Japan has evolved throughout the centuries; specifically, we investigate anatomical knowledge during the primitive, ancient, feudal, and early modern periods of Japanese history. Early vague and mythical anatomical concepts derived from China prevailed for many centuries in Japan. Kajiwara wrote one of the earliest anatomical works in 1302. As a science, anatomy was the first basic science to be established in Japan, beginning simplistically during the 1600s and flourishing more recently with the onset of Meiji Restoration. As a result, Japan has produced several of the most influential anatomists of the 20th century, including Buntaro Adachi, who added detail to our knowledge of the vascular system and its variations; and Sunao Tawara, who discovered the atrioventricular node. Herein, we discuss the ways in which Japan has added to and promoted the anatomical sciences. SN - 1098-2353 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19260075/The_evolution_of_the_study_of_anatomy_in_Japan_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.20781 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -