Dr Duane B Simmons

Dr Duane B Simmons

Birth
Milan, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 19 Feb 1889 (aged 56)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Minato-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Plot Foreign Section: S1 i-4 25-26 33-34
Memorial ID 15421527 · View Source
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Physician. He was the founder of the Juzen Hospital in Yokohama and served as an advisor on Western sanitary practices. "In 1877," according to an early biographer, "cholera was under his direction treated for the first time in Japan with the methods of modern sanitary science." Simmons was also a historian of Japan's social customs and an ambassador of goodwill. After his death in Tokyo, his funeral was attended by a "gathering of eminent men in all departments of life such as probably never occurred before in the capital."

Addendum:

"Rhinebeck Gazette," Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY - 3.23.1889 - Dr Duane B. Simmons, born 8.13.1832 in Milan died 2.19 in Tokyo, Japan of Bright's disease, was in charge of Tokyo hospitals (courtesy: Find A Grave contributor Beverly Kane)


Inscription

In memory of
Duane B. Simmons MD of New York
For many years a resident and
Friend of Japan who died Feb 19, 1889
at Tokyo. This stone is erected by his
Japanese friends.


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  • Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 19 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15421527
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Duane B Simmons (13 Aug 1832–19 Feb 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15421527, citing Aoyama Cemetery, Minato-ku, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan ; Maintained by Warrick L. Barrett (contributor 395) .