This article explores the modernization of traditional Korean medicine in an attempt to answer why Korea has a dual system of professionalized care, and argues that the dual system has been shaped by conflicts between herbal doctors and Western-trained doctors throughout the various stages of historical development.
I do not attempt comparisons with other countries, but social scientists have created a large body of work on the interaction between Western and Asian medical traditions in India, China, Japan, and other countries.
Korea has been absent from this research.
The present essay should draw attention to its sociological relevance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Soin, Service santé, Modernisation, Système santé, Politique sanitaire, Evolution, Homme, Organisation santé, Corée, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Care, Health service, Modernization, Health system, Health policy, Evolution, Human, Public health organization, Korea, Asia
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Cote : 99-0341233
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 14/12/1999.