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Korean Journal of Medical History 2000;9(1): 92-111.
의사로서의 상허 유석창(常虛 劉錫昶)
Dr Yoo Suk-Chang as a Physician
Sang Ik Hwang
Department of the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Seoul National University College of Medicine.
Dr Yoo Suk-Chang(1900-1972) has been praised for his contribution to the development of the Korean society as an educator and an agricultural reformer as well as a physician. This paper describes his medical career mainly his contribution to establish and administrate the Min-Jung Hospital(The People's Hospital) and publish a medical paper entitled Bokun Sibo(The Doctors' News) in the Colonial Period I appreciate such his effort as the embodiment of his idea "medical care for the people" and the medical reform in that period I think his services as a physician correspond well with the activities against Japanese imperialism in his early age and the contribution to the education and agricultural reform in his late age. I stress that his medical achievement should not be supposed to be only his own because it is not possible without the help of all his supporter-colleagues and the people.
Key Words: Yoo Suk-Chang Min-Jung Hospital(The People's Hospital) Bokun Sibo(The Doctors' News) Medical Care for the People
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