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Herbal Drugs through Chosun Maiyak Corporation 《朝鮮賣藥株式會社》in Japanese Colonial period
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  • Journal title : Herbal Formula Science
  • Volume 23, Issue 1,  2015, pp.15-24
  • Publisher : The Korean Journal of Oriental Medical Prescription
  • DOI : 10.14374/HFS.2015.23.1.015
 Title & Authors
Herbal Drugs through Chosun Maiyak Corporation 《朝鮮賣藥株式會社》in Japanese Colonial period
Baek, Kyu-Hwan; Park, Gyu-Ri; Lee, Sang-Jae;
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 Abstract
Objectives l: This study is to investigate the emergence of herbal medicine during Japanese colonial period by reviewing newspaper advertisements and brochures about patient medicine of Chosun Maiyak Corporation. Methods : 69 kinds of patent medications and 584 newspaper advertisements are throughly reviewed to investigate dosage form, drug effect, sales unit and method, price, and advertisement pattern. Results : Lyungsinwhan represented more than half of the total advertisements, followed by Yungmihwan, Sahyangsohabwon, Yeollyeonggobondan, and Chiljehyangbuhwan. Lyungsinwhan was advertised mostly in spring and summer whereas Yungmihwan and Yeollyeonggobondan were advertised in spring and fall. Dosage form included pill(丸), mixture(膏), powder(散), and liquid(水, 液), while pill and mixture prevailed over other forms. Drug effect included dermatological, pediatric, digestive, and gynecological effects in the increasing order of drug numbers. Sales unit and price were found to vary significantly. Sales method included nationwide network distribution of medicine through postcards and stores. Conclusion : Herbal medicine during the colonial period was distributed in various kinds of forms with different effects and advertisement patterns through diverse sales unit and price.
 Keywords
Patent Medicine;Herbal Medicine;Chosun Maiyak Corporation(朝鮮賣藥株式會社);
 Language
Korean
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