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Korean Journal of Medical History 2015;24(1): 1-34.
doi: https://doi.org/10.13081/kjmh.2015.24.1
간호부 이정숙의 독립운동
Lee Jungsook, a Korean Independence Activist and a Nurse during the Japanese Colonial Period
Sook Young Kim
Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea. tina@snjc.ac.kr
Received: March 13, 2015;  Accepted: April 10, 2015.  Published online: April 30, 2015.
This article examines the life of Lee Jungsook, a Korean nurse, as a independence activist during the Japanese colonial period. Lee Jungsook(1896-1950) was born in Bukchung in Hamnam province. She studied at Chungshin girl's high school and worked at Severance hospital. The characteristics and culture of her educational background and work place were very important factors which influenced greatly the life of Lee Jungsook. She learned independent spirit and nationalism from Chungshin girls' high school and worked as nurse at the Severance hospital which were full of intense aspiration for Korea's independence. Many of doctors, professors and medical students were participated in the 3.1 Independence Movement. Lee Jungsook was a founding member of Hyulsungdan who tried to help the independence activists in prison and their families and worked as a main member of Korean Women's Association for Korean Independece and Kyungsung branch of the Korean Red Cross. She was sent to jail by the Japanese government for her independence activism. After being released after serving two years confinement, she worked for the Union for Women's Liberation as a founding member. Lee Joungsook was a great independence activist who had a nursing care spirit as a nurse.
Key Words: nurse, independence activist, Chungshin girl's high school, Severance hospital, nationalism, Korean Women's Association for Korean Independence, the Union for Women's Liberation
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