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Western medicine in a Chinese cultural setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20481372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hong Kong's unique medical heritage stems from its development as a city with a predominantly Chinese population and a long history of exposure to the influence of Western cultural and scientific ideas and practices. This heritage is preserved and displayed in the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, where exhibits of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine, particularly those aspects with special relevance to Hong Kong, are featured. This paper also describes the significance of the plague outbreak of 1894 in shaping Hong Kong's medical history, and in bringing about the existence of the building which houses the museum, a 100 year-old protected monument originally named the Bacteriological Institute. The museum's role in society, by providing programmes on health and heritage for the public's education and enjoyment, and the need to preserve and identify both tangible and intangible aspects of our cultural heritage is also briefly explored.
Faith Chi Suk Ho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina nei secoli     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0394-9001     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Secoli     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2010-06-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0176472     Medline TA:  Med Secoli     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-36     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Society, Hong Kong, SAR China.
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MeSH Terms
History of Medicine*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Hong Kong
Medicine, Chinese Traditional / history*
Museums / history*

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