Article ID: CBB001214342

From the Laboratory to the Kitchen: The Oral History of Nutrition and Its Application to the History of Science (2012)


Rie, Hogetsu (Author)

Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Volume: 22, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 125-141

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of a special issue, “Social History of Medicine in Modern Japan”
Language: English

Eiyo-gaku, the science of nutrition, was first developed in early twentieth-century Japan through the endeavors of a scientist, Saiki Tadasu. Previous studies on the modern Japanese family have found that the new nutritional knowledge of the time, which was "rational" and "scientific," was transmitted to the housewives of the new middle class via the rise of the publishing industry. This paper aims to present the way in which the mothers of the new middle class in the early twentieth century applied the knowledge of nutrition in their everyday lives via retrospective interviews with their daughters. The article also considers the applicability of oral history to the history of science, by reviewing its methodological problems.

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Article Takayanagi, Hideko; Jannetta, Ann; Asami, Ryuji; Nakamura, Ellen; Abe, Osamu; Kitagawa, Hiroyuki; Miyajima, Toshihiro; Iryu, Yasufumi (2012) Translating Medical Knowledge: Japan's First Medical Journal---Taisei Meii Iko. Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan (pp. 68-87). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Merchant, Paul
Zhang, Baichin
Fan, Hong-ye
Müller-Hill, Benno
Low, Morris Fraser
Sparrow, Victor
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Korean Journal of Medical History
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Northern Arizona University
Dongfang chubanshe
Oral history
History of science, as a discipline
Historical method
Hubbard, Harvey
McClintock, Barbara
Tong, Te-Kong
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
Arizona (U.S.)
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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