Ten fun facts about Keisuke Ito


Fact 1
He started practicing medicine at the age of 18.

Fact 2
After his book was published at the age of 27, he published 17 books total.

Fact 3
In 1827, he traveled to Nagasaki to study the field of botany.


Fact 4
In 1852, after being asked to review the current smallpox vaccinations, he founded a method of vaccination in Japan for smallpox.

Fact 5
In 1901, when he passed away at the age of 98, he became the president of the University of Tokyo.

Fact 6
His suggestion of creating a medical school helped found Nagoya University.

Fact 7
In 1888 he received his Doctorate in Science and was a professor at the University of Tokyo.

Fact 8
Ito's father was also a physician.

Fact 9
One of his important pieces if the "Taisei honzo meiso", which introduces the Linnean plant classification system.

Fact 10
During the 1820's, he studied under Philipp Franz von Siebold.


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