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The Bibliographical Study on the book 『Sasang Geumge Bibang』

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2005, 17(2), pp.27-31
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Yoo,Jun-Sang 1 신우용 2

1대원대학교
2세명대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

1. Objectives This study is written to investigate the biblographical facts on the book Geumge Bibang(Secret Prescriptions of Sasang Golden Box). 2. Methods The Biblographical study through chronological research of several books concerning Sasang Constitutional Medicine including Dongyisusebowon, Dongyisasangjinryoeuijeon after Dr. Lee Je-Ma’s death was accomplished. 3. Results and Conclusions There are so many herb medicines using just one herb drug not several herb drugs according to many diseases in this book. Accrording to the writer of this book, Lee Min-Bong, just one herb drug to each disease was a useful way to treat that disease in a poor countryside life. There are 85 adult's diseases, 8 women’s diseases, 47 children’s disease, 11 smallpox’s diseases and 30 grotesque diseases. This book of Geumgebibang was written by Lee Minbong not by Cheondeoksanin in 1935 and published in 1936 and it was the first book covering the herb drug and diets to treat diseases according to Sasang Constitutional Types. It was first found in this book that Sasang could be explained with Yin-Yang relationship and Sasang Constitutional Types could be explained with characters like dragon, cow, donkey and horse, and with classification of faces and behaviors.

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