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Foundation of the Association

Promotion of the Association

Established in 1948, the Korean Orthopedic Association disappeared in the aftermath of the Korean War. For the reestablishment of the Association, a gathering was held in Myong-dong, Seoul with the attendance of fiver persons, i.e. Moon Ki Pyung, Chung In Hee, Yoon Kyung Hyun, Yoo Sang Bong and Yoo Hyong Bok who practiced medicine in orthopedic surgery. They agreed on again convening the Association¡'s inaugural meeting at Seoul National University at 1 o'clock p.m. on May 26, a day when the general meeting of the Korean Medical Association (KMA) was due to be held, with Moon undertaking a duty of drafting the Association¡'s Rules. On May 12, 1956, the five persons got together once more, deciding on laying the draft before the inaugural meeting after reviewing it. Meanwhile, invitation letters dated May 15, 1956 were sent to domestic organizations and personalities concerned to encourage them to attend the inaugural meeting.

Foundation of the Association

Date & Place: May 26, 1956 at Seoul National University College of Medicine, Department of Medical History.

Change in the Association¡'s Members and Executives

After the inaugural meeting, the meeting of the Board of Trustees will be convened on September 27, 1956, approving members as regular and associate ones and notifying them of their membership as of October 3 of the same year.

Regular members: (9 persons)
Kim Bong Keun, Kim Hee Kwan, Kim Byung Il, Lee Yong Sul, Moon Pyung Ki, Yoo Hyong Bok, Yoo Sang Bong, Jung In Hee
Associate Members: (9 persons)
Kim Byung Se, Kim Nak Yool, Kim Doo Young, Lee Suk Ha, Yoo Chul, Chang Ik Yull, Jun Se Duk , Cho Su Kyung, Choi Young Bo
Kim Ki Jun, Kim Joon Ki