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.