Correspondence from Hideyo Noguchi to Tadanori Ishiguro


Presented here is a collection of the correspondence from Noguchi Hideyo (1876‒1928), a Japanese physician and bacteriologist who at the time was working at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research in New York, to Ishiguro Tadanori (1845‒1941), a military doctor who came from the same village as Noguchi and built the foundations of the medical system of the Japanese army. Noguchi contracted a serious illness in the spring of 1917 and spent the summer of that year convalescing in Shandaken, a village in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State. He wrote to Ishiguro on postcards from the hotel where he was staying. Noguchi later built a villa in the same area. The collection also includes a detailed syllabus and course schedule of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City.


Title in Original Language

野口英世書簡 石黒忠悳宛

Type of Item

Physical Description

6 items ; approximately 9 x 14 centimeters


  1. “Noguchi, Hideyo (1876‒1928),” in Portraits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures, National Diet Library.

Last updated: May 31, 2016