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Sinchan Byeokonbang, Book on Epidemics
B00004
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Masterpiece

This book explains about the kinds, characteristics, causes, and symptoms of epidemics as well as the relevant prescriptions. The book briefly explains the method of preventing the spreading of onyeok, an acupuncture treatment and the taboos surrounding it.

History of the Object
This is a medical book related to the treatment of onyeok, an epidemic disease. It was compiled in 1613 by Royal command. There is a preface written by Jeonggu Lee in 1613, and a public record at the end of the book. It is a designated treasure, number 1087-2.

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Type
Book 
Materials
Paper 
Measurements
21 cm X 33.5 cm 
Creator name
Heojun  
Creator date
1537-1615 
Where it was made
Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
17th Century; 1613; Joseon Period 
Function
Medical Book  
Acquisition
Purchase  
Copyright
Heojun Museum  
Acknowledgements
Heojun Museum  
Owner
Heojun Museum 
Museum
Heojun Museum 
Credit line
Heojun Museum  
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