Yun Chi-wang

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Yun Chi-wang
Yun Chi-wang, severance college's yearbooks 1929.png
Born (1895-02-17)17 February 1895
Died 21 December 1982(1982-12-21) (aged 87)
Yun Chi-wang
Hangul 윤치왕
Revised Romanization Yun Chi-wang
McCune–Reischauer Yun Ch'iwang
Pen name
Hangul 남포
Revised Romanization Nampo
McCune–Reischauer Lanpo
Courtesy name
Hangul 성운
Revised Romanization Sungun
McCune–Reischauer Seongun
Japanese name:
Itō Chi-ōu ()

General Yun Chi-wang (윤치왕, 尹致旺) (February 17 1895 – December 21 1982) was a South Korean politician, soldier and gynecologist. He was the half brother of Yun Chi-ho, uncle of Yun Poson (who was the fourth president of South Korea), and cousin of Yun Chi-Young. His nickname was Nampho (남포, 南圃), and his courtesy name was Sungun (성운, 聖雲).


1934년 윤치왕, 제왕절개 시술.jpg

Yun Chi-wang's father was Yun Ung-nyeol (1840–1911); his mother was Kim Jung-soon (1876–1959), his father's concubine. He had a half-brother Yun Chi-ho (1865–1945), some thirty years his elder, whose mother was their father's wife, Lee Jung-Mu (1844~1936).

In 1911, he entered Suwan Agricultural High School, but in 1912 he dropped out, and in 1913 went to participate in independent activities in China. In 1914, on Kim Kyu-sik's advice, he went to study at the University of Glasgow.

From 1927 to 1944 he worked at Severance Hospital in his homeland, and in 1938 became its second Director. He was also Chairman of Korea's Maternity Society.

In 1948 he enlisted in the South Korean Army as a medical officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1950, he participated in the Korean War. In March 1959 he retired with the rank of lieutenant general, and took full retirement in 1960.


  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Health of Nation and Peoples

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