Japan Medical Advancement 1979

A commemorative postage stamp on the Medical Advancement Centenary in Japan :

Japan Medical Association (JMA) : Vitruvian ManIssued by Japan

Issued on Apr 7, 1979

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 50 yen

Size of impression : 27.0 mm x 22.5 mm

Quantity issued : 26,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • In commemoration of Medical Advancement Centenary, 50 yen postage stamp will be issued on April 7, 1979.
  • Modern medical science in Japan made a rapid progress along with the dissemination of Western medicine at the beginning of the Meiji Era.
  • Enactment of the rules of medical doctors’ examination was proclaimed in February 1879. This enabled to perform a standardized examination for medical practitioners throughout the nation, and maintain medical treatment in Japan on a high level by the physical doctors who thoroughly mastered medicine and medical art. In this sense, it was an epoch making event in the history of medical advancement. Since then, the standard of medical doctors’ quality has kept on improving for a century to the effect that Japan has become one of the most prominent countries in health including extermination of tuberculosis, decrease of neonatal death rate and development of high medical care technique. As to longevity, Japan is said ahead of the other countries in the world at present.
  • Commemorating Medical Advancement Centenary, various events are scheduled to be held by the Japan Medical Council in sixteen halls in Tokyo, including the Medical Council General Conference which is to be held on April 7 on the theme “Developing Tomorrow’s Medicine“.

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