Epidemics and the Medical Books of the Joseon Dynasty
The general medical books have made effects on the compilation and publication of professional medical books. Some of the contents extracted from the general medical books often served as basic materials for the publication of professional medical books. It is recommended to check and find the categories of epidemics and treatments in the general medical books of the Joseon Dynasty.
Professional medical books, aimed at epidemics, deal with a wide variety of contagious diseases. For example, a professional medical book in the first half of the Joseon Dynasty covers all kinds of murrain epidemics while the books in the second half of the Joseon Dynasty tended to deal with epidemics separately like smallpox and measles. The professional medical books are categorized into the first half and the second half of the Joseon Dynasty by publication dates.
Two books on veterinary medicine are categorized separately as their targets are different from those in the other general medical books.