Donguibogam to get English translation

by Philip Gowman on 12 March, 2011 updated 9 December, 2012

in Asides | Books on traditional culture | General book news | Traditional Medicine

The Donguibogam

The Donguibogam

The Donguibogam, the encyclopedia of Korean traditional medicine finished by Heo Jun in 1613, finally gets translation ( #) in prepartation for the 400th anniversary of its publication.

“The translation is almost done, and we will soon check the material a final time before publication,” said Shin Gyu-bum, an official at the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth November 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

Please let me know when this happens. I’ve been looking for info. On it all over. It was suppose to be presented at the expo in September 2013.

andrei January 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I’m looking for english version

stephanie January 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

Please let me know how can i get the english version

Liz apap February 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

I am interested to know if this medical work has been published in English and where I can buy this.

Angela July 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I’d like to be informed of its publication and where to get it.

Argelia October 29, 2014 at 3:06 am

Hi! Where i can have the book in Englis? Can you send me information? Thanks

Mai Truong December 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I have been waitting for this book in English for 2 years now, would you please let me know where and when i can buy it

Thank you
Mai Truong

Madie June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

Please let me know where I can obtain the English version of this precious book.

Thank you.

Roonja January 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm
Roonja January 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm

There is also an app called Donguibogam In My Hand that has an English text setting, but is annoying to find bc you have to navigate the controls in Korean to set it to English.

Philip Gowman January 3, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Thanks for this Roonja. I’ve been meaning to post about the Donbuibogam iPad App for a while but have never got around to it! I agree the App is a bit annoying, but it’s a useful reference tool.

For anyone who wants to download, search for 내손안에 동의보감 in the App Store.

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