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Ginko Ogino – a woman in a man’s world

Ginko Ogino (荻野吟子) was a medical pioneer.  Born on March 3, 1851, in Saitama prefecture next to Tokyo, she married at sixteen.  Contracting gonorrhea from her husband, she divorced him soon after.  It was very shameful to contract such a disease at that time.  And to compound that problem, it probably wasn’t pleasant to be …

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