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[Korea Encounters] Containing the cholera epidemic in 1960s Korea
Efforts to prevent a disease “from invading this country,” The Korea Times reported, “have been intensified by public health officials” in “sanitation, vaccination, and quarantine works at all ports and airports. Vaccinations will be given to all passengers and port workers” from a stockpile of 378,000 doses distributed to the nation's ports by the health ministry. Passengers...
When Korea pioneered synth-pop
One of the hallmarks of 1980s pop music was the sounds of the synthesizer. According to Wikipedia, synth-pop “arose as a distinct genre in Japan and the United Kingdom in the…late 1970s.”