Medical history topics and references.
This would be a good place to spend some time during your trip to Switzerland.
This is a wonderful reference site exhibiting the collection of Gianfranco Rocchini
Dr. David Fleishman's large collection of spectacles and related information.
This is the successor of Rudolf Virchow's Pathological Museum and offers visitors insights into the history of medicine over the last four centuries. The permanent collection currently shows some 750 objects comprising pathological-anatomical wet and dry specimens as well as models and graphics.
These specially prepared anatomic models of the recently deceased in various poses are on display around the world.
This is an excellent source for images related to the history of medicine.
Interesting collection of hearing devices from the collection of Dr. Max. Goldstein.
A fabulous resource for anatomic history and medical instruments, located in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is a large collection of medical books and manuscripts with a number of medical antiques highlighted by their ivory models. The collection is in an academic setting with regular lectures of interest.
The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences is an international organization interested in all aspects of medical history, collections, and museums. Regular newsletters notify members of museum events, conferences, publications, and papers. The yearly membership is 30 Euros for individuals.
The museum is located in a former 19th century hospital with medical wards and instruments on display.
The Yale Library has several interesting collections, including quite a few OB instruments.
The HMES is comprised of collectors and museum curators in order to promote education and research into the history of surgical instruments, equipment and objects relating to medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Meetings are held around the UK at various museums, hospitals, or medical schools.
The HMES is comprised of collectors and museum curators in order to promote education and research into the history of surgical instruments, equipment and objects relating to medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Meetings are held around the UK at various museums, hospitals or medical schools.
A nice site for an general overview of medical history.
This museum is in a 13th century hospital with magnificent architecture and medial artifacts to be seen on a visit.
The wonderful anatomic collection of Scottish surgeon John Hunter, one of the founders of modern surgery. This is a must see collection for anyone interested in medical history and artifacts.
Reference material from around the world.
A good reference for the history of surgery.
These are some of the finest wax models ever produced, found in Florence, Italy and should be included in your visit there.
There is a good deal of information, but it takes a while to navigate through to see the instruments.
This is an excellent resource for medical museums around the world.
This is a must see to those interested in medical antiques during a visit to Paris. To be seen here is a large collection of some of the finest medical antiques in the world.
This is a large museum in Rome with collections that include pharmaceutical, anatomical, and some medical items of interest.
This museum is connected with the medical school in Barcelona. There are interesting exhibits on display here for visitors.
An online collections of well over a thousand photos of objects representing a wide range of medical practice and craftsmanship.
One of the finest collections of medical and scientific instruments in the world.
A large collection of interesting medical and pharmaceutical artifacts.
This is a helpful guide to the many medical museums in London.
An excellent resource for the history of medicine and a great visit to see the anatomic collection. The Mutter just added this fabulous way of viewing their collection: http://www.memento.muttermuseum.org
Publications, articles, and photos from the National Library of Medicine.
This is another reference for medical images from the National Library of Medicine
An interesting place to visit in Frederick, Maryland with lots of artifacts and military information.
Though there are many exhibits related to medicine and health care, this is a fascinating museum primarily dedicated to military medicine beginning with the American Civil War. It is located in Silver Spring, Maryland just outside of Washington, DC and included on display is the bullet fragment that killed President Lincoln.
This is a wonderful resource created by Emma Reinert for those interested in the history of nursing. The many links to museums and historical collections provide a wealth of information for any review
Contained here is an extraordinary collection of online images of instruments and illustrations. Here in London is also a large library and museum highlighted by its ceramic collection.
This link to the Wellcome is for their comprehensive reference section.
This is an Internet site primarily interested in anesthesiology history and artifacts but there are instruments and articles related to other areas of medicine found here.
A fine review of the history of radiology from Emory University.
We have unfortunately lost Dr. Linden, but his family has retained a lot of his collection and several pieces are for sale on the Internet.
This is the museum established by Bob McCoy-- lots of information on quack devices and several very good videos with demonstrations.
A guide to health fraud and quackery.
One of the largest collections of quack items in the world, and a must visit when in Minneapolis, MN.
The Spark Museum is directed by John Jenkins and contains a very large collection of electrical devices including early electroststic generators and medical quack devices with interractive exhibits for children of all ages. This is an extraordinarily important collection regarding the history of electricity and communication and the weekend demonstrations should not be missed. The museum is located in Bellingham, Washington about 1 1/2 hours north of Seattle and has regular visiting hours Wed-Sun.
This is a site where the occasional rare medical antique can be found. The prices are sometimes high but some of the antiques are one of a kind. Try entering "surgical" in your search.
This is a very nice resource for antique scientific and medical instruments, located in Milan Italy. The site may be translated into several languages and PayPal is accepted.
This is a wonderful instrument fair that is held in London every six months. The instruments are in diverse fields of science, but there is a significant collection of medical instrumentation for sale.
Alex Peck is one of the major antique dealers in the world and has one of the more informative sites.
This is an excellent Internet search tool where a large number of auctions from around the world may be followed. You may enter your specific item of interest and you will be notified when it comes up for auction. Free appraisals are included.
David Burns is one of the major medical antique dealers in the world, based in the UK.
This is an extraordinarily helpful site in finding medical, apothecary, dental, and quack medical items. There are sites for each of these categories with the antique medical site for instruments made prior to 1930. Some are common though occasionally a very rare antique finds its way to this site. There is a great advantage to the bidder who has experience and can pick out that rare bargain.
Ugo Pado is an Italian dealer who specializes in scientific artifacts (surveying, optical, globes, etc) though does handle medical instruments as well.
This is an excellent resource of dealers, some from England and others from around the world.
This is a list of medical and related antiques from the Fleaglass web site. It is quite extensive and contains many instruments and cased sets from various dealers associated with Fleaglass, many of which have been offered through eBay in the past. There area number of high end offerings here.
This is a site for the sale of medical and dental instruments.
Bjorn Kambeck has a number of nice antiques for sale in Germany.
Alexandre Piffault offers a fine collection of medical antiques for sale along with books from Paris. Above is his FaceBook page to contact him.
The bookstore of Alain Brieux contains a large assortment of very fine early medical books, and all for sale. Also available are a number of early French medical antiques, which you can see either by visiting the bookstore in Paris or by subscribing to the store catalogue which is updated 2 or 3 times a year.
This is the very eclectic site of Brennan Dalsgard where one can purchase unusual pharmaceuticals along with strange curiosoties of all types.
Mike Gordon has been selling high quality medical, dental, and quack antiques for many years. He closed his personal web site and now sells through Fleaglass antiques.
A small site with an excellent history of stethoscopes by Eric Rackow.
A fine source for the purchase of antique medical books.
This is a wonderful antique shop in New York City to visit. Lots of very strange antiques and artifacts, some of which are related to medicine.
Unfortunately Olgierd Lindan passed away several years ago and aside from being a close friend, he was an avid collector of quack medical devices. Some of these instruments remain for sale on a web site maintained by his family.
ProAntic is a large French online antique store with a large diverse inventory but included one can find a number of high quality scientific and medical instruments. The site can be translated into English if requested.
This is a site for medical and scientific items for sale from around the world. Most of the items are commonly found.
A wide variety of medical dental land apothecary artifacts for sale.
John Gimesh is a retired pediatrician in New York with a large collection of medical antiques for sale at Gettysburg.
One of the better places to find high quality medical antiques.
This is a British online market with a broad array of items for sale including apothecary, pottery, and curiosity items.
A nice site of medical antiques for sale.
Alessandro Molinengo has a wonderful variety of medical and dental antiques for sale in Turin, Italy.
Steve Erenberg has a number of medical items for sale including anatomic models, dental, and quackery devices
A wonderful collection of medical, dental, and scientific antiques for sale from Utrecht in The Netherlands.