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Jang Geum (장금) was supposedly the first female Royal Physician in Korean history. She has been mentioned more than seven times in the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, appearing for the first time when Jang Geum took care of King Jung Jong’s pregnant second queen. In 1524, the Annals noted that “Dae Jang Geum was better than any other medical women in the Palace. As a result, she was permitted to look after the King”, becoming the first female doctor of a Korean king. The last entry that mentioned Jang Geum was on October 29, 1544, 17 days before the death of King Jung Jong. 

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