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Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine

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Worth it!!

This is actually just a large room but definitely worth a visit. There are medical instruments that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
renai0412
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Arlington, Texas
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Beautiful Gallery of Medical History

While the signage is primarily in French, the gallery itself is a beautiful space and the history... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2017
CVGJetGuy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 rue de l Ecole de Medecine, 75006 Paris, France
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A small museum inside the university of medicine, right beside the metro station. Entrance is 3,5 euros for an adult, photos are allowed. You will find many medical objects from Herculaneum up to the autopsy kit used for Napoleon or an art table made of...More

2  Thank Y2844NAmariac
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a very small, one room museum located in the building of Medical University. It displays some interesting medical instruments, appliances and drawings from various epochs, but unfortunately all description are in French. Ticket costs like 3 EUR.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 far we’ve come and see the obvious progress we’ve made....More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Although hard to find (it's on an upper floor of a building on the Sorbonne University campus) it is well worth the hunt. It's only open limited hours so you have to really want to see this place. The museum is only one large room...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

While the signage is primarily in French, the gallery itself is a beautiful space and the history of medical objects is educational, enlightening and, at times, cringe-worthy. There's a large selection of objects in many categories, including such specific areas as removal of kidney stones....More

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

I have always been interested in medical practices and how horrific they were in the past so I actively seek these kind of places out. Not an easy museum to find and even when you find the entrance its still a bit confusing as it...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a fascinating hour (my partner and I both working in Pharmacy) looking at historical medical instruments. The curator was very welcoming and helpful. My only criticism would be no English information on each exhibit.

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This museum is housed in the old Universite de Paris-Descartes' Faculty of Medicine Building. The building itself is museum-like, with busts of the various physicians and scientists who were integral to the development of medicine from the 1500's or so onward. It is a small...More

1  Thank SDubois
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A small museum inside the university of medicine, right beside the metro station. Entrance is 3,5 euros for an adult, photos are allowed. You will find many medical objects from Herculaneum up to the autopsy kit used for Napoleon or an art table made of...More

2  Thank Y2844NAmariac
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Not only for my husband, being a medical engineer, I found this an interesting (but small) museum. My rating "average" could easily have been "very good" if information also had been presented in English. Entrance fee is moderate and the medical device and equipment are...More

Thank EvaMi590
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Visited the museum with a friend who is a doctor and we both enjoyed the museum very much. She loved that there were exhibits on a large variety of medical disciplines, from very old ones to, for example, relatively recent radiology. I enjoyed the museum...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Was taken here by a guide which was good as I would never have found it alone. Very interesting things to look out although some of them were downright gruesome I am glad I wasn't born 60 years ago or so some of the implements...More

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