YOSHIOKA Yayoi

Date of Birth and Death
April 29, 1871 - May 22, 1959
Birthplace (modern name)
Shizuoka
Occupation, Status
Educator , Doctor, Pharmacist, etc.
Pen name etc.
Washiyama (maiden name), Yayoi (childhood name)

Description

Educator and doctor. She entered Saise Gakusha medical school (later, Nippon Medical School) in 1889 and received a medical license in 1892. In 1897 she opened the Tokyo Shisei hospital and established the Tokyo Joshi Igakko medical school (later, Tokyo Women’s Medical School) inside the hospital. She made every effort to educate female doctors and gave them job training. During World War II, she worked at the Aikoku Fujin-kai (Patriot Women’s Association). After the war, despite being purged from public posts, she became president of Tokyo Women’s Medical School after the purge ended.

Publications

National Diet Library Online

SNS

YOSHIOKA Yayoi

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