An exhibition showcasing Hong Kong's achievements in the field of medicine is now on at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Co-organised by HKU's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Hong Kong Public Libraries, the 120th Anniversary Medical Exhibition is being held to mark the faculty's 120th anniversary next year. Divided into five sections, the exhibition features photo albums of famous doctors who helped establish the faculty and its landmark events, stories about its teachers and students and vintage documents about its greatest achievements. Established in 1887 when Hong Kong was still a backward fishing port without proper medical care, the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (now the Faculty of Medicine) helped overcome prejudice against western medicine at the time. It pledged to nurture professional medical practitioners in order to upgrade the city's health-care system. Over the past 120 years, the faculty has evolved into an internationally recognised medical institution. It has distinguished people, such as Sun Yat-sen and legislator Kwok Ka-ki, as its alumni. The faculty has also organised a series of public lectures on the development of medical research in Hong Kong. Six lectures - one each from January to June next year - will be held at the Lecture Theatre of the Hong Kong Central Library. The talks will cover different fields of medicine, including artificial insemination, liver transplants, the use of nanotechnology in modern medicine, psychosis and Alzheimer's disease. Experienced medical practitioners and professors from the faculty will deliver the lectures. To secure tickets for the talks, register online at www. hku.hk/facmed/120years/ registration.html Admission is free and everyone can get up to two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. The medical exhibition will be held until the end of February next year at Alumni Chamber, 7/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road.