Photograph of Iga Mori on a sepia background with text: "Medical History Center: Iga Mori, An Online Exhibit of a Stanford Medicine Pioneer"

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our Online Exhibit on Iga Mori

Dr. Iga Mori was a first-generation Japanese immigrant and one of the first students of color at Cooper Medical College which later became Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Mori (1864-1951) received his MD degree in 1891 and worked as a physician and surgeon in Hawai’i and Japan before traveling to the University of Glasgow in Scotland to pursue further studies in pathology and bacteriology. His work included providing care to Japanese laborers in Hawai’i’s sugar plantations, serving as a field surgeon in Japan, and providing medical care to Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani. 

Learn more about Dr. Mori, public health and Chinatowns, and Asian students, faculty, and staff at Stanford Medicine by exploring our online exhibit

We would also like to draw attention to Stanford Libraries’ new exhibit which aims to educate and provide support and resources on the history of racism against the AAPI community. Visit the Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders online exhibit to learn more. 

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