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Tomisaku Kawasaki

Born 1925
Died

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Japanese paediatrician, born 1925, Tokyo.

Biography of Tomisaku Kawasaki

Tomisaku Kawasakigraduated from Chiba University Medical School. Following his internships he got an appointment in the paediatrics department at the Red Cross Hospital in Hiroo, Tokyo, where he became director and remained for 40 years.

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