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Jaisohn, Philip (So Chae-pil)

Born: 1866? AD
Died: 1951 AD.

Nationality: Korean
Categories: Physicians


1864 - Born on the 7th of January in Boseong County, Korea.

1882 - He passed the civil service exam and became a junior officer.

1884 - Seo Jai-Pil, following Kim Ok-Kyun, was involved in the Kapsin Coup, a radical attempt to overturn the old regime and establish equality among people.

1890 - He became the first Korean-American acquiring citizenship of the United States.

1892 - He studied medicine at the Columbian College, receiving a medical degree.

1894 - He married Muriel Armstrong, a niece of the former president of the United States, James Buchanan and had two daughters later Stephanie and Muriel.

         - Japan defeated China in the war which occurred in the Korean Peninsula, and Korean cabinet was filled with reformists.

1898 - Conservatives accused Jaisohn and the Club of seeking to replace the monarchy with a republic, and the Korean government requested Jaisohn to return to the US.

1924 - Jaisohn went legally bankrupt due to his political engagement and had to continue medical profession to make a living.

1948 - He decided to return to the United States.

1951 - Died on the 5th of January in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


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