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Korean J Med Educ > Volume 1(2); 1989 > Article
Korean Journal of Medical Education 1989;1(2): 28-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.1989.1.2.28
Medical Education and Terminology : Focusing on Anatomical Terms
In Hyuk Chung, Sang Ho Baik
1Department of Anatomy, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The medical terminology we have used so far in our country has its origin in the terminology originally developed by Japanese scholors based on Chinese characters. Review has been done, focusing on anatomical terms, about the drawbacks of theterminology in educational aspect. We discussed the justification of changing the Japanese-Chinese terms in relation to the educational effects, the national identity and the role of physicians in a society. Also we discussed on how the direction of our future medical terminology should be changed and modified. New terms proposed in the Korean Association of Anatomists were classified in various points of view and some part of those discussions were presented in this paper.
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