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Shibasaburo Kitasato—Japanese Bacteriologist

      Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese bacteriologist, was born on Dec. 20, 1852, in the prefecture of Kumamoto in west central Kyushu Island, Japan. He was the eldest son of the mayor of the city. In 1872, he enrolled in the newly founded medical college in the city of Kumamoto. He subsequently transferred to the University of Tokyo, from which he received his medical degree in 1883.
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