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Sharing, perhaps, a touch of Jekyll's scientific hubris, Katherine is also a female version of Dr Lanyon, who, we may remember, experiences 'a disgustful curiosity' upon seeing Jekyll's double (45).
I stopped there seeing the disgustful acts in the car.
The plague turns into a "destroyer" of all power, rank, and wealth: Poor and rich were now equal, or rather the poor were the superior, since they entered on such tasks with alacrity and experience; while ignorance, inaptitude, and habits of repose, rendered them fatiguing to the luxurious, galling to the proud, disgustful to all whose minds, bent on intellectual improvement, held it their dearest privilege to be exempt from attending to mere animal wants.