This article presents a history of medicine from the patients viewpoint. Using archival materials from the Takinogawa Health Survey, conducted in Tokyo in 1938, the article examines differences in self-reported morbidity according to patients' ages and genders. It also examines differences in their choices of treatment according to income. The article proposes to understand these differences with reference to sociocultural, biological, and economic factors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)