Views And Reviews

2000 years of medical history in Paris

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:546
  1. A Dorozynski

    Three museums in Paris are offering what may well be the widest panorama of the history of medicine to be seen in a single city. They have been, or are being, renovated, and their success is already reflected in increased attendance not only by doctors participating in medical meetings in the French capital but by the general public.

    The Museum of the History of Medicine, located in the 18th century building of the College of Surgery, was severely demaged by fire two years ago. It has now been restored, and its spectacular gallery contains collections of instruments, paintings, furniture, and other medical paraphernalia dating back to ancient Egypt. There are scalpels, …

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