[Museum Talks] A cup of coffee, a piece of relics – the 21st episode
"Newly built Jejungwon, Severance Hospital"
In April 1900, L.H Severance was impressed by O.R. Avison’s speech, “Comity in Medical Missions”, at Carnegie Hall in New York.
And he donated a fund to build a new hospital. When Avison thanked him for donation, Mr. Severance said “You are no happier to receive it than to give it.”
With Severance's donation, the hospital purchased the site in Dodong (Peach Valley) outside Namdaemun in June 1902 and the beginning ceremony of "New Jejungwon, Severance Hospital" was held on November 27.
Today’s relic is a kind of time capsule placed under the cornerstone that day.
Why don’t we go back more than 100 years ago by opening this time capsule? You can experience it with Jung Yong-seo, curator of the Dong-Eun Medical Museum.
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