The K.S. Oh family papers is a small collection comprised of biographical and genealogical materials of the Oh family, primarily
relating to professor of dermatology and medical missionary Kung Sung, as well as his grandson and creator of the materials
Tai K., and Tai's parents and niece, among other relatives. The materials consist of correspondence, clippings, articles,
printed materials, and a few photos and negatives.
K.S. (Kung Sun) Oh was born on October 4, 1878. He was a professor of dermatology in Korea as well as one of the first Korean
men to become a Christian, joining the Baptist faith in 1900. He went to the United States for his education and upon his
return began work as a medical missionary. In 1912, he joined the faculty of Severance Union Medical College and later became
the dean. His clinic at Severance Hospital was one of the busiest. In 1919, he established the Kyung-Sung Orphanage. K.S.
received honorary degrees from Centre College and the University of Louisville in 1934. He also received awards from the Bureau
of the Minister of Welfare. He passed away on May 18, 1963.
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