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Comparative Study on the Structure of Underlying Causes of Death among Korean in Autopsy Cases between 1930’s and 1960’s

서울대학교 의과대학
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An analysis of autopsy cases provides the most accurate statistical information on the structure of the cause of death. A total of 862 Korean cases which were autopsied in the Department of Pathology, Keijo Imperial Univetrsity Faculty of Medicine during 1929 to 1941, and a total of 1,540 Korean autopsy cases admitted to the National Medical Center at the period of 1958~1967 were statistically analysed according to the “Korean Standard Classification of Causes of Death" provided by the Economic Planning Board of the Republic of Korea. The main objectives of this study is to examine the structure of the major causes of Korean deaths in 1930’ sand 1960’ s, and changing patterns of the main causes during those periods. Thus, the following results were obtained.

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