Presented here is a collection of the correspondence from Noguchi Hideyo (1876‒1928), a Japanese physician and bacteriologist who at the time was working at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, to Ishiguro Tadanori (1845‒1941), a military doctor who came from the same village as Noguchi and built the foundations of the medical system of the Japanese army. Noguchi contracted a serious illness in the spring of 1917 and spent the summer of that year convalescing in Shandaken, a village in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State. He wrote to Ishiguro on postcards from the hotel where he was staying. Noguchi later built a villa in the same area. The collection also includes a detailed syllabus and course schedule of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City.
Recipient: Ishiguro, Tadanori, 1845-1941
References: “Noguchi, Hideyo (1876‒1928),” in Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures, National Diet Library. http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/312.html.
Place: North America; United States of America; New York; Shandaken
Institution: National Diet Library
Physical description: 6 items ; approximately 9 x 14 centimeters