Monday, July 16, 2012

1955 Jan 17 - "1 Million Tested Under VD Eradicate Policy"

This January 17, 1955 article is from the South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo. It suggests South Korea had a serious VD epidemic at the time.
1 Million Tested Under VD Eradication Policy 
The Ministry of Heath has set up ninety-six health clinics nationwide in an effort to eradicate venereal disease (VD). The Ministry said it tested more than 1 million women last year, including  hostesses, dancers, and comfort women. It treated infected women for free. 
However, because of such shortages as budget, medicine, and facilities; concerned authorities, on the 15th, said that could not test men on a mass scale and focuses only on testing and treating women, suggesting that eradication of VD was not possible.

1 comment:

  1. <Japanese translation of the Korean article above>



    (東亜日報 1955.1.17)