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October 1969

Dermatology in Korea

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, the Dermatology Service, 121 Evacuation Hospital (Korea), and the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(4):484-485. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610280102020

Although dermatology was almost unknown in Korea prior to World War II, the specialty has made great strides within the past decade. As early as 1917, Kung Sun Oh, patriarch of Korean dermatology, had been professor at Severance Union Medical College. Today, there are 108 dermatologists certified by the Korean Board of Dermatology, whose requirements are very similar to those in the United States. Seven residency programs, training 24 physicians, are approved; five residents are studying in the United States.

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