Sawako Ariyoshi’s The Doctor’s Wife

Analysis of Sawako Ariyoshi’s The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor’s Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi (1931–86) gives a fictional account of the life of Hanaoka Seishū, who lived from 1760 to 1835 and performed the first known operation under anesthesia in 1805, 37 years before the use of ether… Read More ›