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Medicine in the Edo Period (1603-1868) on the Example of “Yojokun” by Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714)
Japanese medicine in the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) was based on some knowledge obtained in ancient times, but it was improved through scientific and technological progress, and so far the Japanese medicine is the wide interest to researchers around the world. However, a little is known about the main methods and technics of treatment, western and eastern influence on the Japanese medicine and outstanding personalities of doctors in this era. This study aims to investigate the Japanese medicine in certain historical period based on the "Yo:jo:kun" by Kaibara Ekiken. Topical approach will be used for this research in order to perform each task to achieve the assigned objectives. Data will be analyzed, investigated and divided by themes, and some parts of "Yo:jo:kun" will be translated from the Japanese language due to cover the research gaps.