Siriraj Medical Museum
The Siriraj Medical Museum, nicknamed the Museum of Death, is a medical museum in Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the Siriraj Hospital. It consists of several medical museums, including the Forensic Medicine Museum. The museum is open to the public, and is a valuable resource for both medical professionals and laypersons.
It has a large collection of exhibits related to the history of medicine in Thailand. The museum contains six permanent exhibits, plus a temporary exhibit. The six sections with permanent exhibits cover the following:
In 2008, the temporary exhibit featured the role of Siriraj Hospital faculty during the 2004 tsunami that devastated the west coast of Thailand and other countries.
The forensic medicine section of the Siriraj Medical Museum includes the mummified remains of the first known serial killer in modern Thai history, Si Ouey Sae Urng, erroneously romanized on the exhibit as "Si Quey" (sae signifies a Chinese clan name, in this case the family of Urng). Si Quey was a cannibal who preyed on children in the 1950s, first murdering them and then eating their flesh. He was finally caught, convicted, and executed. His mummified remains were put on display as a deterrent to others. There are also displays of skulls and various body parts in glass cases, many of them from murder victims.
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