THE KOREAN PAGODA MONUMENT WAS BUILT IN KOREA AND SHIPPED TO TORONTO IN 1985

The Monument, on Charles St. West at Avenue Rd., honours three Canadian medical missionaries who served in the Korean Peninsula.

Dr. OLIVER R. AVISON (1850-1956), born in the United Kingdom, graduate of the TORONTO School of Medicine, served Korea from 1893 to 1934; founded the Severance Union Medical College and Hospital in SEOUL, and Yonsci University. His son, Dr. Douglas Alison later continued his father’s work.

Dr. STANLEY H. MARTIN (1890-1941), born in St. John’s, Newfoundland & a graduate of Queen’s Medical College, served Korea from 1910 to 1940 in Manchuria and Seoul. He was a pioneer in the field of tuberculosis.

DR. FLORENCE J. MURRAY (1894-1975), born in Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia, served Korea from 1921-1969 in northeastern CHINA, Hamheung, Wonju, Seoul and Taegu. She was a doctor at Severance Hospital and started its Medical Records Department.

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