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Rethinking the History of Smallpox in the Early Twentieth Century: The SS Korea and Uncertainty Surrounding the Diagnosis of Smallpox


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):311-346.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.311
This research explores the case of the 1903 smallpox outbreak on the SS Korea , a transpacific carrier making runs between Southeast Asia, East Asia, Hawaii, and the United States....
Amphiaraos, the Healer and Protector of Attika


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):275-310.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.275
Amphiaraos was an important and popular healing hero/god in Athens from the end of the fifth century BC, however, not much has been studied. This paper investigates the figure in...
“Medicine of the Grassroots”: Korean Herbal Medicine Industry and Consumption during the Japanese Colonial Period


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):215-274.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.215
There is no doubt that the colonial period was a critical time for the establishment and expansion of modern Western medicine in Korea. However, did this act as a catalyst...
Religious Myths and their Historical Heritage: How did Saints Cosmas and Damian become Patron Saints of Surgery? - From the Miracle of the Black Legs to 21st Century Transplant Medicine - 


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):165-214.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.165
This paper explores the heritage and the essential significance of worship of the twin Christian saints -St. Cosmas and St. Damian- in the history of medicine. These saints are well known...
Smallpox Vaccine and Resident Responses in Modern Shanghai: Focusing on Regional and Cultural Comparison


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):121-164.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.121
In modern Shanghai, smallpox was one of the most threatening diseases with its mortality rate going up to 30 percent. In response to the disease, Dr. William Lockhart, a medical...
‘Innate Nature’ and ‘Complete Nature’: The Catholic Natural Family Planning Program and the Competition of Natural Methods in Mid-1970s Korea


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):81-120.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.81
This article reviews the competition of two natural family planning methods in the mid-1970s when the Catholic Natural Family Planning program was underway in Korea. The Catholic Church, emphasizing the...
Cholera epidemic and quarantine of open ports in Joseon in 1886


  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):43-80.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.43
In 1886, cholera was prevalent nationwide in Joseon. This year was not yet the time when the Joseon government officially overhauled quarantine rules to go into effect. Thus, quarantine efforts...
The Character and Meaning of the Reorganization of the Medical Institutions in the Early Chosun Dynasty

Lee KR

  • Korean J Med Hist.
  • 2020 Apr;29(1):1-42.
  • doi: 10.13081/kjmh.2020.29.1
In this article, I first explored the process and its characteristics of the reorganization of the medical institution in the early Chosun Dynasty. In the early Chosun Dynasty, medical institutions...

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