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Japan

The editorial office of the Japanese Journal of Veterinary History is situated at Azabu University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 1-17-71 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara 229-8501 Japan.

In March 1997 issue no. 34 was published. All articles are in Japanese. The issue contains five articles with the following titles: Votive tablets for short horn cattle; a veterinarian's observation on the medieval pictorial scrolls; H.J. Keijser and his footprints; Experimental study of herb treatment for respiratory disease of the horse; The gravestone of Kozasa Ichiuemon Akichika's dog in 1650, plus nine summaries of reports presented at the Autumn Meeting 1996. Our board member O. Katsuyama reports on the activities of the WAHVM.

From the page of contents of issue nr. 35 (1998) we learn that K. Kurokawa, president of the Japanese Veterinary History Society, together with O. Katsuyama, looked back on the history sessions during the 25th World Veterinary Congress in Yokohama. The other articles are: a comparative study of three traditional Japanese veterinary textbooks by S. Nagao; veterinary observations on the medieval pictorial scrolls by K. Nakai; an overview of 11 textbooks of veterinary physiology, published in Japan, 1887-1994, by T.Tsuda. From this article it can be derived that the first two books were translations from European languages: a translation of G. Colin, Traité de physiologie comparée des animaux and of a text by the German J.L. Janson, who teached in Japan, both published in 1887. A recent study on Janson is reviewed by O. Katsuyama. K. Shiramizu presents an illustrated overview of 13 Japanese veterinary journals; the first ones originated in the 1920s.

For the contents of nr. 36 (1999) and nr 37 (2000) see under Veterinary history journals