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1853
Birth of Shibasaburo
1874
Shibasaburo enters Tokyo Medical School
1878
Shibasaburo compiles Idoron
1885
Beriberi debate
1886
Shibasaburo went to Germany and studied under Dr. Robert Koch, the discoverer of the tubercle bacillus.
1887
Shibasaburo's beriberi bacillus debate
1889
Success in establishing a pure culture of tetanus bacillus
1892
Shibasaburo discovers the plague bacillus in Hong Kong
1893
Opening of Tsukushigaoka Yojoen, the first hospital in Japan specialized in the treatment of tuberculosis
1894
Workshops begin at the Institute for Infectious Diseases
1896
Milk Bottle Incident
1897
Kiyoshi Shiga discovers the dysentery bacilli
1899
Institute for Infectious Diseases becomes the National Institute for Infectious Diseases
1902
Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
1904
Tadasu Saiki discovers diastase in white radish
1910
Sahachiro Hata develops Salvarsan
1911
Umetaro Suzuki discovers orizanin
1914
Denken-sodo(trouble concerning the change of the institute's status)
1914
Establishment of the Kitasato Institute
1917
Establishment of the School of Medicine of Keio University
1923
Shibasaburo becomes the first president of the Japan Medical Association
1931
Death of Shibasaburo
1953
Toju Hata and others discover the antibiotic leucomycin
1954
Reconstruction of the Kitasato Institute Hospital
1957
Establishment of Kitasato Eiseikagaku Senmon Gakuin (junior college of hygienic sciences)
1962
Establishment of Kitasato Gakuen Corporation, establishment of Kitasato University, and the opening of the School of Hygiene
1971
Opening of Kitasato University Hospital
1972
Satoshi Makino and others establish the AIK-C strain of the measles virus
1972
Opening of the Oriental Medicine Research Center
1979
Satoshi Omura and others discover the antibiotic avermectin
1986
Oriental Medicine Research Center was designated as the first WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine in Japan
1988
WHO Cooperation Project: licensing of technologies for hepatitis eradication in the South Pacific region
1989
Opening of the Kitasato Institute Medical Center Hospital
1990
First Robert Koch Institute-Kitasato Institute Joint Symposium is held
2001
Foundation of the Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences
2008
Birth of the Kitasato Institute
2009
Fumiaki Taguchi, a professor emeritus of Kitasato University, wins the Ig Nobel Prize
2010
Establishment of the Kitasato Academic Research Organization
2011
Kitasato Institute Research Center for Biologicals becomes a joint venture
2014
Centennial of the Kitasato Institute