Analysis of the Patterns of Medicine-related Legends

의약 관련 설화의 유형과 사례 분석

  • Published : 2006.09.30


Korean traditional Oriental medicine is a medical system that has been developed based on the locality and history of Korea as well as the blood and constitution of Korean people. It is closely connected to Korean history and culture, and is in close internal linkage with oral and written legends, traditions and folktales. Referring to previous researches on these legends, the present study extracted medicine related legends from various legend collections, classified them by subject, analyzed representative cases, and examined their meanings and values in terms of medical culture.