Sorokdo National Hospital
Permanent Exhibition is displayed in the Centennial Hall on the second floor of the Museum.
It is composed of six different zones by theme: Hansen’s Disease, Human Rights, Space Transition, Life, Sorokdo National Hospital, and Friends. Various artifacts and materials such as artifacts used by Hansen’s disease patients (8 types, 14 items including a personal knife used for self-treatment), which are designated as Registered Cultural Heritage No. 663, are displayed to help you understand the history of Sorokdo and Hansen’s disease and sympathize with the life of patients and the value of human rights.
Sorokdo National Hospital first began as Sorokdo Jahye Hospital in 1916 and has been committed to treating Hansen’s disease patients, despite many difficulties.
Sorokdo National Hospital first began as Sorokdo Jahye Hospital in 1916 and has been committed to treating Hansen’s disease patients, despite many difficulties. Although Sorokdo's history is riddled with pain and sorrow, Sorokdo National Hospital has been at the heart of efforts to overcome Hansen's disease. Follow the footprint of Sorokdo National Hospital, which celebreated its centennial in 2016.
Exhibits & Collections
This stethoscope is the one an inpatient received after completing a course at Noksan medical training school, which opened in 1949. It was used to examine 6,000 patients in Sorokdo in the 1950s.
Since only handful of medical professionals had to take care of so many patients, they established Noksan medical training school and let those who passed the entrance exam and finished a three-year course of basic medicine and clinical training to assist medical professionals.
It is known that the donator assisted the internal department at the time and made efforts to enhance public perception of Hansen’s disease patients and development of health care system in Sorokdo after being discharged