ʶҹ ҡҪҴ : Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

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       Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute has an interesting and unique history. The death of Momchaoying Banlusirisarn Diskul, caused by rabies in 1911, made one realize the danger of this incurable disease and the necessity of having vaccine against it in Thailand.    Read more ...



    Monday Friday
      (except extra holidays.)
      08.30 am - 12.00 pm
      13.00 pm - 4.30 pm
    Weekends and extra holidays.
      08.30 am - 12.00 pm. (Clinic only)

       The idea to found the center for rabies prevention was conceived in 1912 by His Royal Highness Prince Damrong, whose daughter, Princess Banlusirisarn, had died of rabies because Thailand at that time had no place where people could go for vaccination. Prince Damrong proposed the idea to King Rama VI, who subsequently granted him permission to use Luang Building on Bamrung Muang Road as the center for producing and giving the vaccine. The center also incorporated the manufacturing of vaccine against smallpox in Nakorn Pathom and was officially opened on 26 October 1913. It was named the Pastura Institute after Louis Pasteur, who discovered vaccine against rabies. In August 1917, King Rama VI ordered that the institute be placed under the supervision of the Thai Red Cross Society instead of the Ministry of the Interior. In 1920, the King contributed his private property for the construction of a new building for the institute on Rama IV Road.