Korean J Med Hist.  2006 Jun;15(1):77-105.

The academic trend of Oriental Medicine during the Japanese colonial period as observed through the publication of medical books

  • 1Department of Medical History, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.


This thesis examines the academical trend of Oriental Medicine in the Japanese colonial period observed through medical books published during the Japanese colonial period. This is a period in which Western Medicine was introduced, and due to the lean-to-one-side policy by the Japanese, Western Medicine became the mainstream medical science while Oriental Medicine was pushed to the outskirts. Even after all this, the academic activity was flourishing during this period compared to any other periods. This article is divide into various chapters each with its own theme in order to understand the academic trend of Oriental Medicine during the Japanese colonial period. Focusing on the publication of medical books, this article is divided and observed according to various themes such as the study of Dong-Eui-Bo-Gam, the study of Bang-Yak-Hap-Pyeun, the study of Sang-Han-Ron, the study of Sa-sang constitutional medicine, the study of Eui-Hak-Ip-Mun, the study about Bu-Yang-Ron, On-Bo-Ron, and pediatrics, compromise between Western and Oriental Medicine, the study of experience medicine, the study of acupuncture and moxibustion, and etc.


Japanese Colonial Period; Oriental Medicine; Medical Books

MeSH Terms

Western World/history
Medicine, Oriental Traditional/*history
History, 20th Century
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