Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jikei University Hospital

  • The Jikei University Hospital, first charity hospital in Japan

    Ruri Ashida Tokyo, Japan   Hospital Ward of Tokyo Jikei Hospital around 1900 The Jikei University Hospital stands in the middle of Tokyo near the governmental offices and Tokyo Tower. It was established in July 1882 as the first charity hospital in Japan; its original name, Yushi Kyoritsu Tokyo Byoin (Tokyo Charity Hospital), suggested that…