History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Bakken Library and Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum
DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research
Dittrick Medical History Center
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
International Center for Medical Technologies
International Museum of Surgical Science
John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center
Mayo Foundation Archives, Mayo Clinic
Medical History Museum of the University of Copenhagen
Medical History Museum of the University of Zurich
Minnesota Historical Society
Museu Nacional de Historia da Medicina
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Science Museum of London
Semmelweis Medical Historical Museum, Library and Archives
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections
University of Washington
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden, Germany
+49 351 48 46 0
+49 351 48 46 599
Klaus Vogel, Museum Director
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 8.30 pm Saturday, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm Monday closed
This museum about health and hygiene was founded in 1912. Its collection of objects related to various aspects of individual and public health care. The collection comprises about 12,000 objects, with supporting library and archive departments. The museum mounts permanent and travelling exhibits, as well as organizes and participates in congresses, education programs and courses concerning several topics. Current research is being done in medical history, prevention of diseases, health care, body culture and history, and ecology.
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Collections, predominantly 20th century
Approximately 12,000 objects.
The museum opened in 1930 with 10.000m2 of exhibition space, making it one of the largest and most modern museums of the time. By 1937, the Museum presented over 1200 European-wide exhibitions visited by over 30 million people. The centerpiece of the museum has always been mankind, the human body, man's social and cultural surroundings and his relationship to the environment. The main attraction is the "Transparent Man", first shown in 1930. Educational material about human anatomy, health and hygiene was produced by the museum. In the 1950s, the "Transparent Horse" and the "Transparent Cow" were presented. In 1996, the German Hygiene Museum co-designed the theme park "Man - Nature - Technology" for the World Exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover.
The collection includes wax models (Moulagen), wet specimens.
Collections database available onsite.
Various museum publications.