The Medical Museum presents a history of medicine through a selection of antique devices used over the years by doctors, surgeons, dentists, apothecaries and their patients. The entrance to this museum is off of Dose de Abril at the west end of Military Hospital. The museum set-up is informal. You meander through the museum’s vintage equipment without anyone knowing you are there. Each room contains a different medical discipline such as Dentistry, Surgery, Pharmacy, etc. This place is creepy yet fascinating too. There is a skeleton of a three-year-old boy in one of the cabinets alongside a jar of 12-week old twin fetuses. In the day, all of the objects in this museum were meant to help people, but some of them seem barbarous today. The museum is free. However, we were approached by an employee to sign the guest book and pay a $1 per person donation.
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