CONTRIBUTIONS TO GERMAN-JAPANESE MEDICAL RELATIONS
CARL TROESTER, A HORSE-DOCTOR IN TOKYO 1880-83
Carl Troester (1856-1928), a Royal Prussian veterinary surgeon, was sent to Tokyo to teach Japanese students veterinary medicine at the Agricultural Faculty. The language of instruction was English. The course comprised 36 hours per week. He was acknowledged by his students and on dismissal in 1883, he was received by the Tenno. His later carrier at the Military Veterinary Academy in Berlin earned him the position of a brigadier and university professor.
Keywords: History of veterinary medicine, 19th century, veterinary education, Germany, Japan, Berlin, Tokyo