Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine, Paris

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The History of Medicine Museum in Paris, is located at the second floor of the Paris Descartes University, 12 rue de l'École de Médecine, in the buildings of the historic Faculty of Medicine, created in 1803 on the site of the old College and Academy of Surgery.
The museum's collections, among the oldest in Europe, were started by the Dean Lafaye, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in the 18th century. The collection was successively enriched with many donations.
The core of the museum hosts an exceptional collection of surgical, diagnostic and physiological instrumentation spanning centuries. There are also paintings, engravings, and lithographs. Restored and open to the public, the museum's goal is higher education and research.
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  • I love the place... It is amazing. It will make you think a lot about historical progress in medicine field. Weird things were used before could definitely make you thankful for being alive in 21 cent...  more »
  • This is actually just a large room but definitely worth a visit. There are medical instruments that can easily be confused with medieval torture devices. Being an ER nurse it was inspiring to know how...  more »
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  • Small but beautiful place. Sorry just that descriptions were only in French.
  • I've seen a lot of medical museums (like 50+ medical museums it's a thing I have). The collection isn't the best annotated, but it's superbly collected and in a stunning setting. One of the best osteotome collections I've ever seen.
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