HKG/ visiting the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences

The break out of plague in 1894 caused the establishment of Pathological Institute. It runs as a bacteriological research laboratory and is a great step in the development of medical service and vaccine. Although in today’s world,  not much people might know about plague in comparison to SARS, the legacy of of plague marks the evolutionary start of medical research.

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences has three floors and there are three exhibition rooms having plague related material. It should be the most comprehensive exhibition that the public can learn about the break out of plague in Hong Kong most of the exhibition material are donated, or permitted to exhibit by individual or organization in their own collection.

 

The Medical Laboratory (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The Medical Laboratory (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The search of rats (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The search of rats (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
(Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
(Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
(Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
(Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
This heritage building has a very nice preserved interior as well (Photograph of the laboratory exhibition rooml in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
This heritage building has a very nice preserved interior as well (Photograph of the laboratory exhibition rooml in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Painting about the break out of Plague in 1890s (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Painting about the break out of Plague in 1890s (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Photograph record about the burnt down of Tai Ping Shan District (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Photograph record about the burnt down of Tai Ping Shan District (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Plan of showing the rebuilt neighborhood with the site of the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences which is also the old Pathological Institute colored in red (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Plan of showing the rebuilt neighborhood with the site of the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences which is also the old Pathological Institute colored in red (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Plan showing the layout of interior units (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Plan showing the layout of interior units (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)

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Indication of art work (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
Indication of art work (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
An art work showing Tai Ping Shan (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
An art work showing Tai Ping Shan (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The diary record of doctor back in 8th May, 1894 that marked the first case of plague in Hong Kong. (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The diary record of doctor back in 8th May, 1894 that marked the first case of plague in Hong Kong. (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The remaking of "Rat bin" for installation purpose to illustrate the situation back in the 1890s. (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)
The remaking of “Rat bin” for installation purpose to illustrate the situation back in the 1890s. (Photograph of exhibiting material in Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2015, Judy Chu.)

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