Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gwanghyewon, Korea's first modern hospital

On a beautiful fall afternoon, I went for a walk around Yonsei University, located next to Seoul Foreign School where I teach. The gate to some traditional looking buildings was open this time, so I went on in. Nestled in the protection of the tall modern structures belonging to the university and Severance Hospital was Gwanghyeon, Korea's first modern hospital. Founded in 1883 by a Presbyterian missionary, the graceful structure fell into disrepair and was restored in 1987 as part of the university's centennial commemoration project. 

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