Monday, April 25, 2011

The Founding of Severance Hospital

    Every city in America has more than one hospital. There should be at least one hospital in Seoul and it can be built with little cost. Your majesty will find pleasure in seeing people in agony be cured.
So wrote American Presbyterian missionary Dr. Horace Newton Allen to Emperor Gojong of the Korean Empire in 1885 — The home of modern medicine in Korea.

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