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Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine

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Address: 51 rue Lecat, 76000 Rouen, France
Phone Number: 02 35 15 59 95
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Rainy day in Rouen? Look no further than this small and completely crazy museum. The justification for the place is that it was Flaubert's birthplace (his father was a leading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rainy day in Rouen? Look no further than this small and completely crazy museum. The justification for the place is that it was Flaubert's birthplace (his father was a leading surgeon in Rouen and lived here). Its main value is not the Flaubert connection but the eclectic group of medical artefacts. If you have always wondered what a penis looks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were looking for the 1WW field hospital and this museum was the closest. There are many curios to see for early medical procedures which were very interesting. The writer, Gustave Flaubert was born at the house attached to the hospital as his father was the chief surgeon. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum is small but very interesting. It would not be for everybody and at time will make your blood run cold seeing some of the old instruments. Nevertheless, it is worth the visit and full of medical dental as well as literature history with Gustave Flaubert best known for his 'scandalous' novel Madame Bovary having been raised here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum has a nice collection of history of the obstetrics and dental medicine. Also, it was interesting to learn about Flaubert and his life via fascinating old photos and private items presented in this museum. Recommended for small and private museums lovers...

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Bournemouth UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The birthplace of Gustave Flaubert is a must for lovers of French literature. However many people might find the medical history section quite macabre. There are many fascinating objects, including a bed built for six patients. There are medical instruments used for horrific procedures, and a stretched-out mummified foetus. A heart-rending display tells the sad story of thousands of babies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you are really interested in Flaubert you may be a bit disappointed as most of the exhibit has to do with medical practices at the time he lived in the house as a child. If your interested in medical history then this is the place for you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This lovely little museum is a bit off the beaten track in Rouen but well worth a visit. It's in the former home of author Gustave Flaubert's father, who was a surgeon. In it are displays of medical materials & instruments, books, the room in which Gustave was born, the first life-size obstetric practice mannequin invented by pioneering 18th c.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I'm a big Flaubert fan--I went to Rouen to see where he came from--but the museum wasn't quite what I expected. It was very informative in terms of the development of medicine in France during the 19th C., but it wasn't quite what I had hoped as far as Gustave is concerned. If you go to the house and sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you are interested in the history of medicine, this museum is a gem. Small, but loaded with information. we used the Englsh audioguide which added alot of important information and history.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Interesting to those familiar with the writer, Gustave Flaubert, and also to those with an interest in medical history with some fascinating (and sometimes scary!) exhibits.

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