西營盤歷史文化徑/ 大笪地江湖郎中
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第八站/大笪地江湖郎中

The Eighth Station/Quack Doctors in the Night Market

現時的荷李活道公園,以往有「大笪地」之稱,曾經是華人病患前往求醫的地方。荷李活道公園是英軍於1841年登陸香港時舉行升旗禮的地方,後來曾設立軍營,在軍營搬離後成為華人集結娛樂、營商之地,其中不乏售賣中成藥的藥檔。該些藥檔雖然缺乏監管,功效成疑,但不失為當時隻身伶仃的華人附以依賴的治療出路。

The current Hollywood Road Park used to be known as the Night Market, and was once an area in which Chinese patients went to see a doctor.  Hollywood Road Park was the setting of the British troops’ flag-raising ceremony after they first landed in Hong Kong, and where they set up military camps later.  After the camps were relocated, the site became a place of entertainment and business for Chinese people.  Among the many stalls set up there, there were stalls selling Chinese patent medicine.  Although these Chinese medicine stalls were not licensed and the efficacy of the medicine was doubtful, they were what many helpless Chinese turned to when they were in need of medical treatment.

 

地址/上環荷李活道

Address/Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

 

連結 Links/

上一站/廣福義祠及東華(中)醫院   Previous Station/ Quack Doctors in the Night Market

下一站/性病醫院、國家醫院    Next Station/Lock Hospital and Government Civil Hospital

西營盤歷史文化徑/ 醫療及衛生發展  Sai Ying Pun Heritage Trail – The Development of Medical Services and Public Health

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