Daegu was known to be the center of traditional Korean medicine for a long time.
Based on this, Western medicine was introduced in the 19th century. Currently, Daegu is on the rise as a major medical city. Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center was the first hospital to practice western medicine in the southeastern area of Korea. It was first opened by an American medical missionary as a western medicine clinic at a small cottage in 1899. Dongsan Medical Center, which has been operating the only clinic for foreigners in Daegu, expanded its facilities in 2007 and officially launched an international medical center.
With over 100 years of history, Dongsan Medical Center is a witness to Daegu’s history as a medical city and the center of international medical treatments. The number of foreign patients recorded more than 10,000 in 2009.
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