• Title/Summary/Keyword: Ganuibyeokonbang

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Infectious Disease Prevention Act Written on Medical Books in Joseon Dynasty (조선시대 피역의서에 나타난 역병(疫病) 예방법)

  • Chough, Won-Joon
    • Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.145-157
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    • 2008
  • There were many books on infectious disease prevention act, and still remained 5 books including Ganuibyeokonbang. Epidemics were seriously ill and widely contagious, so it was important to prevent them. Therefore, they wrote various preventive measures from epidemics on those books. They emphasized medication, and used not only compound prescriptions but also singular ones. They wrote 5 compound prescriptions including Sohaphyangwon and many singular ones on Ganuibyeokonbang, and they used folk medicine such as red-beans준 for practical use on that book. On Sinchanbyeokonbang, they emphasized Hyangsosan and presented many prescriptions to specialize in epidemics. Heojun presented various prescriptions for Dangdokyeok on Byeokyeoksinbang, and he excluded incantation methods to cope with epidemics medically. Since Ganuibyeokonbang they had tried to improve personal hygiene such as boiling clothes of patients.

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Prevention and treatment of epidemics written in Ganuibyeokonbang (("간이벽온방"에 기재된 돌림병의 예방과 치료)

  • Lee, Yun-Sim;Chough, Won-Joon
    • Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine
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    • v.13 no.1 s.19
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    • pp.29-35
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    • 2007
  • As epidemics were spread over the whole Pyeongan province at 1524, Jungjong commanded the government officers like Kim Sunmong to publish Sokbyeokonbang, known as Ganuibyeokonbang, to cope with the epidemics. They regarded the cause of epidemics as abnormal climate, pathogen or grudge, and named the disease on the basis of cause. To prevent epidemics they presented three kinds of method. They used a charm to calm the people, used Sohaphyangwon to keep from getting infected with them and emphasized the importance of individaul sanitation. They proposed compound herb remedies like Sipsintang, Hyangsosan, Seungmagalgeuntang and so forth according to the symptoms. They presented lots of single herbs used for food or easily seeking herbs to lighten the people's expense, in addition.

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