Nishio, Kyoko (1844 - 1913)

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Occupation, Status Doctor, Pharmacist, etc.
Birthplace(modern name) Tokyo
Date of Birth and Death 1844 - July 8, 1913


A midwife. Born in 1844 in Iida-cho, Tokyo as the daughter of a vassal of the Shogun. Widowed at 40, in 1884 she obtained a midwife's license from Tokyo Prefecture and then from the Home Ministry. From then on, for about 30 years she served as vice-president and secretary of the Tokyo Midwives Association. Her achievements included the invention of equipment to help premature babies.

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Source:Kindai Meishi no Omokage vol.1
Call no.:419-34
Monochrome, 8.1×11.1 cm