Museum of the History of Medicine Museum of the History of Medicine

Museum of the History of Medicine

Walk through a history of western medicine at this interesting and unique museum.

Medicine has come along way from its human inception, but in Paris there is a unique chance to take a look back at the evolution of the study of medicine at ‘The Museum of the History of Medicine.’ In Paris it has different collections, some as old as the 18th century. The museum as a whole contains about fifteen hundred object and medical instruments used in past surgeries or physiological assessments. The exhibitions and collections in the museum are arranged chronologically so visitors can go through the history of medicine in chronological order. The museum is located in the University of Paris Descartes on the second floor, and now, after it went through restoration, it is open to the public. The museum includes sought after objects like the autopsy tools used on Napoleon.

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Museum of the History of Medicine

12 Rue de l'École de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France

+33 1 76 53 16 93