Palace exhibit presents a picture of royal health 2014/07/26, Source,
Who wouldn't want to live a long and healthy life? The kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) certainly did, and so they sought primary access to what's known to be good for the human body, including top-notch medical services. In the National Palace Museum of Korea's newest exhibition, "The Birth, Aging, Illness and Death of the Royal Family of the Joseon Dynasty: Guarding against Diseases", details of the evolution of medical sciences in the Joseon era are shown. The exhibition mainly focuses on how kings in Joseon were influenced by medical developments. It shows medical books they read and wrote, how they organized a hospital within the royal palaces and the list of food items they gathered and received from across the country,...More
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