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Smallpox and Smallpox Vaccines in the Popular Imagination
12021-07-29T20:15:20-04:00Maren Ehlers18502c6775e5db37b999ee7b08c8c075867ca31d353plain2021-07-29T20:19:52-04:00Maren Ehlers18502c6775e5db37b999ee7b08c8c075867ca31dBodies, Society, and Smallpox Vaccinations in Echizen ProvinceMaren EhlersThis woodblock-printed advertisement for vaccinations from 1856 illustrates some contemporary Japanese ideas about smallpox, as well as some of the methods and arguments used by vaccinators to persuade people of the value of the cowpox vaccine. It especially highlights the role of religion in promoting vaccinations—not just as a traditional belief system to be overcome by science, but also as way of aiding the popularization of the new technique. (Hover over the image to read transcriptions and translations of the text.) (For a version of the image with study guide, click here.)
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1media/Shugyutosho high res (1)_thumb.jpg2020-10-28T15:30:08-04:00Flyer advertising vaccination against smallpox20Advertisement for vaccinations and eye medicine, issued in 1856 by a physician at Fujisawa post station on the Tōkaidō Highway (not part of Echizen province).media/Shugyutosho high res (1).jpgplain2021-07-23T20:03:05-04:001856Kawamura Collection (Kawamura bunko). Shiga University of Medical Science Library. Transcribed and translated by Maren Ehlers, with thanks to Yanagisawa Fumiko, Usami Masaki, and Nagano Eishun for advice on difficult readings.20061201102352+090020061201102352+0900Shiga University of Medical Science Library (Shiga ika daigaku fuzoku toshokan).Used with permission.Maren EhlersME-0028Woodblock print