Date of Birth and Death
November 9, 1876 - May 21, 1928
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Scholar (Natural Science) , Doctor, Pharmacist, etc.


Bacteriologist. Born in Fukushima, the eldest son of a farm family. He studied at the Saiseigakusha and passed the government medical examinations in 1897. After working at the Institute of Infectious Disease, he went to the United States in 1900. In 1911, he succeeded in cultivating a pure culture of syphilis spirochete at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He became a Doctor of Medical Science in the same year, and was awarded the Imperial Prize from the Japan Academy in 1915. He became a member of the Japan Imperial Academy in 1923. He visited Central and South America and Africa in an attempt to find the pathogen of yellow fever, but he contracted the disease himself and died in Ghana in 1928.


National Diet Library's collections



  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo1
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo2
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo3
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo4
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo5
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo6
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo7
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo8
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo9
  • Portrait of NOGUCHI Hideyo10