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This section presents an example of Philipp Franz von Siebold's handwriting with corrections. von Siebold was able to write his book Nippon and to play an advisory role in the opening of Japan, precisely because during his two stays in Japan, he studied the entire country and its people. He arrived in Japan as a fully trained practitioner in Europe's latest medical know-how. He was an expert in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and pharmacology.

Keywords: Europe; Japan; Nippon; Philipp Franz Von Siebold



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