CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Prof. Dr. Heijiro Nagayama

(Jun 3, 1871 – Apr 29, 1954)

💠Japanese Pathologist & Archaeologist

His contributions…

🔸Nagayama was brought up in a physician family. When he was young, he got attracted to YAYOI Pottery (belong to 250 BC period) and became interested in archaeology. Hence, he used to visit archaeological sites often during his boyhood.

🔸He completed his medical graduation from Tokyo Imperial University and became a Professor of Pathology in Kyoto Imperial University at the age of 35 years.

🔸During his career, he did extensive research and found out the Life cycle of Schistosoma japonicum.

🔸Moreover, his student Dr. Hashimoto had expressed his sincere thanks for the excellent guidance to his scientific paper – Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

🔸Apart from medicine, he pursued his passion of archaeology. This led him to significantly contribute to the field of archaeology.

🔸His archaeological collections such as stone axes, pottery… have been displayed in Kyushu University Museum, Japan and are recognized as rare collections presenting the existence of YAYOI Period (Period between the Stone Age and Iron Age period).

A Day to Commemorate

An Eminent Pathologist & Archaeologist

Prof. Dr. Heijiro Nagayama 🙏🏼

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