By John DiMoia

South Korea represents one of many world's such a lot enthusiastic markets for cosmetic surgery. the expansion of this marketplace is very attention-grabbing as entry to treatment and surgical procedure arose only in the near past with financial development because the Eighties. Reconstructing Bodies strains the improvement of a clinical infrastructure within the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 1945 to the current, arguing that the cosmetic surgery craze and the similar improvement of biotech targets is deeply rooted in historic event.
Tracking the ROK's transition and independence from Japan, John P. DiMoia explains how the South Korean executive mobilized biomedical assets and applied sciences to consolidate its wanted photograph of a latest and innovative kingdom. providing in-depth bills of illustrative modifications, DiMoia narrates South Korean biomedical perform, together with Seoul nationwide collage Hospital's emergence as a world biomedical website, state-directed relations making plans and anti-parasite campaigns, and the rising marketplace for aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, reflecting how South Koreans have appropriated drugs and surgical procedure for themselves as members, more and more prioritizing deepest varieties of well-being care.

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