The story of Hur Jun is set in Joseon in the 1600’s, 50 years after the death of Jang Geum of “Jewel in the Palace”. Hur Jun’s mother is from a lower caste and, as a result, he faced much discrimination and initially became a smuggler. He was rescued from this by love and when his mom fell ill, he met a famous physician who became his teacher. He learned very quickly and saved a girl who tried to kill herself with innovative medicines.
News of his medicinal prowess quickly spread and he started treating sick people for free. When he cures a rich woman who had a stroke, he is invited to be part of the Imperial Hospital where he became very popular when he treated the brother of the Emperor's favorite concubine who has stomach cancer.
He later also cures the Emperor's concubine herself who got ill, Kim Gong-bin. The Emperor then assigned him to be the personal physician for Gong-bin. He also cures a prince and the grateful Emperor promoted Hur Jun as
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