Monday, June 17, 2013

Hideyo Noguchi Postage Stamps

Hideyo Noguchi was a Japanese bacteriologist. He's credited with discovering the agent cause of syphilis, but the majority of his research, especially on yellow fever, was eventually debunked. He's still identified as one of Japan's best researchers, but also acts as a cautionary tale against chasing a goal while excluding contradictory evidence.

Japan Post released this new set of stamps on May 31st. A sheet of ten 80 yen stamps is 800 yen ($8 USD).

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