KOREAN PAGODA MONUMENT WAS BUILT IN KOREA & 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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