Museum of the History of Medicine - Sapienza University of Rome
The Museum of the History of Medicine at Rome’s La Sapienza University was founded in 1938 by Adalberto Pazzini. It contains an impressively rich collection of historical-medical exhibits – many of them original, which can help trace developments in medical knowledge from prehistoric times up to genomic medicine. The Museum, specially designed to offer a clearly presented learning experience, aims to provide visitors with everything necessary to gain deeper knowledge of medical history, of biomedicine and the relationship between biomedical science and society; offering an integrated perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge and technological developments with philosophical, ethical and social issues. The Museum is employed as a didactic device by the Section of History of Medicine Medicine staff to explain the development of medical knowledge both to specialized and non-professional audiences (medical students; scholars in History of Medicine, Bioethics, History of Ideas, History of Science), especially throught the organization of special exhibitions devoted to stimulate a critical discussion about the most recent developments of medicine, biotechnology and life sciences.
The Museum contains about 10000 objects from prehistoric times up to genomic medicine.