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Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum

Antonijas iela 1, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #31 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Science Museums
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Moscow
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Very interesting for everyone, not only for medical. Take several minutes to see film about exchange of head of a monkey (it is on TV near dog with 2 heads).

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I'll be honest, I have no interest in medicine, so maybe this isn't the right museum for me. That being said, the person I went with works in the medical field and had a great time looking and learning about the history of medicine that was on display. Wish all the displays were in English, but they weren't. We paid... More

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Sheffield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Many of the displays here were only in Latvian, which was a pity as there was a lot to learn. There is a room dedicated to space travel and particularly from the Russian end. The two-headed dog made me feel sick, and thinking about it still does. What some scientists will do....

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Catalunya
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I write jus to stand out this poor knowed attraction of Riga. I am a doctor, and my wife a philosophy teacher, but both enjoyed this museum about medicine. Large and full of different information, unbelievable..., and very well organized in 4 floors. Don't miss this opportunity, just north of the Old Riga. In the small shop you can bite... More

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Bra, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It is really cool to see the evolution of medicine over time. You can see all the tools used since the Medieval times. Some might seem pretty scary! You can also check out how the first men went into space, the medical preparations, what they ate etc. I think it is really cool! For anyone.

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Riga, Latvia
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53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very interesting for anyone, not only for medical people. If you like museums, this is to attend and to see and learn how people were treated over the ages.

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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The museum was, if i remember correct, divided into 4 parts: pre historic medicine, medieval and renaissance medicine, 17th to 19th century and medicine in Latvia. Lots and lots of interesting medicine equipment from centuries ago, skeletons, skulls, real organs and even embryos, and exhibitions with life size dolls showing what certain situations may have looked like centuries ago. Very... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

A short walk from Old Town thru a nice park. Very interesting museum that has not been updated in a long time (part of the fun). Gives an idea of medical care from prehistoric days til now (now being the 1950'-70's). Neat two headed dog exhibit. Lots of old style dental equipment to make you cringe. Good outer space room... More

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Riga, Latvia
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Very interesting museum with the scenes from the ancient time and middle ages.

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Haworth, New Jersey
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This one takes the cake for the quirkiest and most entertaining museum we've come across in our travels to 20 European countries. The museum was started as a personal collection and includes sections on prehistoric, medieval, 1800-1900s, and even space medicine/health. The place is filled with interesting artifacts and even more entertaining dioramas and random finds (e.g. two dogs that... More

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