|Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
Medical institute in
that is part of the
Thai Red Cross Society.
inaugurated on 7 December 1922, under
the auspices of King
who offered his private property for the construction of a new home for the
institute's predecessor, i.e. the Pasteur Institute, that since 1913
produced vaccine against rabies and smallpox, and was set up after a
suggestion of Prince
half-brother of King
whose daughter had died of rabies. It
is named after
and also known as Queen
i.e. the mother of King Rama VI and a consort of King
Since 1923, the institute is
also home to the capital's
snakes are ‘milked’
for their venom, which is used in
horse immunization for antibody production, that in turn
is harvested from the animal's blood and
used to manufacture antivenom for snake bites.
See POSTAGE STAMP.