Women Trained as Doctors in Korea, 1406
In the 6th year of King Taejo of the Chosun Dynasty(1406), there emerged a medical training organization which turned out women doctors who would engage in the treatment of diseases for women and conduct the service of midwifery. They used a form of oriental medicine that was largely unpracticed in the west. On account of the strict Confucian prejudice against women, the medical treatment for women did not go beyond the limit of home treatment.
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