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Warō Nakahara ・ 中原和郎

2015.01.21 (Wed)

LogoWarō Nakahara was born in 1896 in Yurihama’s Hashizu area and was accepted into Cornell University’s program in the biological sciences. After graduating in 1918, Dr. Nakahara married his wife Dorothy and launched his career as a cancer research assistant at the New York Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (now Rockefeller University). In 1962, he was promoted to director of Japan’s National Cancer Research Center before becoming president in 1974. Through his work, Dr. Nakahara contributed greatly to the fight against cancer in Japan.

1896(明治29)年橋津(湯梨浜町橋津)に生まれ、米国コーネル大学生物学科入学。1918(大正7)年同校卒。同年ドロシー夫人と結婚。ニューヨーク・ロックフェラー研究所助手としてがん研究に従事しました。1962(昭和37)年国立がんセンター研究所長、1974(昭和49)年同総長を務め、日本におけるがん研究、対策の分野に大きな貢献をしました。

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