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New Med School Museum At Kyudai Breaches Taboo WWII Experiments

On Apr. 1, the Kyushu University Medical History Museum held a private preview for the press. Although most of those in attendance were interested in the display pertaining to the vivisection incident* at Kyushu Imperial University at the end of World War II, only two panels were dedicated to it. One panel contained an overview of the incident, and the other a copy of a two-page spread from a the university’s own 50th anniversary history book. A university official said there were not enough primary resources to create a full exhibit, but a former student who witnessed the vivisections criticized the museum for trying to “hide its unsavory past.” Set to open on Apr. 4, the museum traces the history of the medical school back to 1903 with 63 displays. It was funded with donations from the medical school alumni association. Dr. Toshi Tono, 89, was a student at the school when the vivisections were performed. “Since last year, I offered to provide materials [on more than one occasion]. [Two panels] is not enough.” More on this in our previous post here: http://fukuoka-now.com/news/new-kyudai-museum-to-break-taboo-discuss-wartime-vivisections/ Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 4/2


Published: Apr 10, 2015 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

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