架勢中醫招牌 imposing signage

2014.5.14 | 砵蘭街456號/界限街38號  portland street no. 456/boundary street no. 38

每次乘坐巴士經太子接大埔道這個街角,都會追望這棟建築上幾個虎虎生威的大字。最初不求甚解,當作是過氣的招牌大字來看。

最近終於認真細看。名字屬於一對父子中醫師 – 馬麗江和馬威宗。兩人的名字都在香港的中醫名冊上,絕對不過氣。

有趣的發現,討論區上有研究粵語片『斷腸玫瑰 (1966)』(周聰、南紅主演),當中周聰的腳色到旺角附近「睇樓」,鏡頭出現寫著馬麗江中醫的建築。依我粗淺的觀察,是同一棟建築。

網上也找到一篇有關香港中醫社團的文章,是陳抗生(香港註冊中醫學會永遠會長)所寫。1948年香港五大中醫師公會舉行會議,決定統一成立「港九中醫師公會」。其時,馬麗江是九龍中醫師公會代表之一。

this low-rise building is old and quite torn in looking. but it commands people attention along this route between prince edward and tai po road because of the several signage with imposing chinese calligraphy. they mainly tell the names of two mr ma.

for a long time i thought ‘ma lai kong’ and ‘ma wei chung’are a company name that probably was closed down many years ago.

incorrect assumption. the fact is that ma lai kong and ma wei chung are father and son and both are registered chinese doctors in hong kong. ma lai kong actually was a representative of the kowloon chinese doctor union when a meeting was called upon five main chinese doctor associations in hong kong in 1948 to discuss the establishment of a united union. another fun fact found online, a building with the signage reads doctor ma lai kong appeared in an 1966 b&w cantonese film named translated as “heartbroken rose”. the place was around mong kok. i watch the clip on you tube, the building seems the same. think about that, ma wei chung probably was not born then. but now, the building is carrying signage of not one but two doctors’ names.

ma lai kong

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