医学とキリスト教: 日本におけるアメリカ・プロテスタントの医療宣教

Medicine and Christianity: American Protestant Missionaries and their Medical Work in Japan

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Hiro Fujimoto

Hosei University Press, 2021

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About the book: This book is the first comprehensive research on the medical activities of American Protestant missionaries in Japan. Beginning in 1859, they offered medical care and education to Japanese people and established several hospitals, some of which still survived today, such as St. Luke’s International Hospital. However, historians tended to overlook their activities since they assumed that the Japanese medical community was strongly influenced by German doctors, not American doctors. This book tries to properly locate these American missionaries in the history of medicine in Japan and will demonstrate their diverse works, including medical education for women, nursing training, postgraduate training for doctors, the public health program, and charity medicine.

幕末からアジア・太平洋戦争後に至るまで、多くの医師資格をもつプロテスタント宣教師がアメリカより日本に派遣され、医療を通じて人々にキリスト教を広めていった。ドイツの強い影響下にあった明治期以降の日本医学界において、アメリカ人医療宣教師たちはいかにその活動を拡大していったか。日々の診療のみならず、医学・看護教育、慈善事業・公衆衛生事業など多岐にわたる彼らの活動とその変遷を検証する。

About the author: Hiro Fujimoto was a HYI Visiting Fellow from 2016-17.