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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

respository

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences



address

2 Caine Lane, Mid-levels, Hong Kong


Telephone

+ 852 2549 5123


Fax Number

+ 852 2559 9458


Website

www.hkmms.org.hk



Contact Person

Prof. Gerald H. Choa, Chairman


email


Access and Services

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00-17:00; Sunday and public holidays, 13:00-17:00; closed on Mondays.



Abstract

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, established in 1996, is a unique institution charting the historical development of medical sciences in Hong Kong. The Museum occupies 10,000 square feet, comprising 11 Exhibition Galleries, 1 Gallery for Tai Ping Shan View, 1 Library and 1 Lecture Room, each presents in a variety of ways to arouse interests and to help members of the community know more about health and diseases, including past conquests, current developments and future challenge of special relevance to Hong Kong. It also explores the interface between Chinese and Western medicine and encourage research in this area. It intends to serve both as an educational venue and to restore and conserve medical objects of historical value.




Collections


title/date

Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Collections, 19th - 20th centuries



Collection ID


Quantity

Approximately 700 artifacts



Biographical Note

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was established in 1996.



Collection Description

The museum collection includes about 700 artifacts, which range from calf vaccinating table to Cambridge rocking microtone for cutting paraffin block to Siemens Polyskop S2 X-ray machine, and from western scientific medicine to traditional Chinese medicine.



Finding Aid

None



Restrictions

None



Related Material

Availability of a library or archives collection.