Prominent Japanese Doctor Hinohara Dies at 105 (News)


Tokyo, July 18 (Jiji Press)—Hinohara Shigeaki, honorary head of St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo and an advocate of patient-centered medical services, died of respiratory failure Tuesday morning. He was 105.

As he continued practicing medicine even after he turned 100, Hinohara was regarded as an icon of elderly people playing active roles in Japan's graying society.

Born in 1911 in Yamaguchi, western Japan, Hinohara graduated from the medical school of Kyoto Imperial University, now Kyoto University, in 1937.

He started working at St. Luke's International Hospital in 1941 as an internal medicine doctor and studied for a year from 1951 at Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia.

Hinohara became president of St. Luke's College of Nursing, now called St. Luke's International University, and later took the post of president at the hospital.

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