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Mollusk Museum
 
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University has extensively studied human helminthic diseases since its establishment in 1960. In the past, knowledge of their intermediate hosts was scared. During the years 1963-1970, Dr. Rolf A. M Brandt, a German Malacologist, incorporated with the Faculty of Tropical Medicine in an intensive survey of fresh- and brackish-water mollusks in Thailand and neighboring countries, namely Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. The investigations found about 400 species of fresh- and brackish-water mollusks in Thailand and about 20 species were of medical importance. The investigations were benefited to the study of human parasitology. In 1974, Dr. Brandt wrote the book for identification of mollusks in Thailand “The non-marine aquatic Mollusca of Thailand”.


In 1979, with an Institution Strengthening Grant from the World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), the Mollusk Museum was officially established at Department of Social and Environmental Medicine (then, the Department of Tropical Medicine), Faculty of Tropical medicine, Mahidol University as a reference museum of mollusks in order to serve the objectives of the Applied Malacology Center in Southeast Asia.

Currently, with the collection of the shells of the snails of medical and veterinary importance since 1963, the Mollusk Museum is considered the most complete collection of fresh- and brackish-water mollusks from all over localities in Thailand. Over 400 species of fresh–and brackish-water mollusks are available. Display is systematically arranged and standardized.


 
Address : 6th Floor, Room 609-610, Chamlong Hainasutra Bld.
  Department of Social and Environmental Medicine,
  Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
  420/6 Ratchavithi Road, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
  Tel. 66 2 354-9100 ext. 1562-4, Fax. 66 2 354-9167
 
Curator : Ms. Pusadee Sri-aroon
e-mail : tmpsa@mahidol.ac.th
 
 
 

 

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