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Hakaru Hashimoto

Born  1881
Died  1934

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Japanese surgeon, born 1881, village of Midau, Nishi-tsuge in the Mie prefecture; died 1934.

Biography of Hakaru Hashimoto

Hakaru Hashimoto was born to a family of medical practitioners. In 1907 he was one of the first graduates of the new medical school at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, and from 1908 to 1912 worked in the surgical department with professor Hayari Miyake (1867–). After obtaining his M.D., Hashimoto spent three years in Berlin, Göttingen, and London, returning to Japan after the outbreak of World War I. He joined the family practice and became a prosperous surgeon.

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