The Museum of the History of Medicine (WUM), warmly invites you to The Long Night of Museums, which will take place on 18 May 2019 from 6 p.m. – half past midnight, at the Banach Campus of the Medical University of Warsaw.
- On the border between Life and Death. The mysterious mummy from the collections of the Medical University of Warsaw
- Femina et Medicina. Portrait of Hygieia in the academic tradition of Warsaw
- The past twenty years… Highlights of the Faculty of Health Education at the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
- Medicine and Pharmacy in Warsaw through the lens of a pre-war camera.
LECTURES / WALKS
- Egyptian mummies; an eternal mystery – Prof. Dr. Hab. Andrzej Niwiński. Library and Information Centre (CBI), in the Prof. Antoni Dobrzański Room, 7.15 p.m.
- Mummies, mummifiers and paleopathology – Dr. Hanna Pliszka, Halina Przychodzeń, MA, Dr. Małgorzata Brzozowska, Dr. Sylwia Tarka. Library and Information Centre (CBI), in the Prof. Antoni Dobrzański Room, 8 p.m.
- Walks: Symbols of the Medical University of Warsaw; The best of… led by Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz (Please assemble at 6.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the starting point at the main entrance to the Rector’s Building).
Concert entitled Dance of the Night given by the Orchestra of the Medical University of Warsaw conducted by Beata Herman. It will feature works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. Didactic Centre, in the Professor Janusz Piekarcyzk Lecture Hall, 9.30 p.m.
The following venues will only be open to visitors during The Long Night of Museums: Senate Hall; the Study of the Rector, Professor Mirosław Wielgoś MD; the Study of the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Professor Paweł Włodarski MD; the Professor Janusz Piekarczyk Lecture Hall; and the Reading Room of the Main Library of the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) (2nd floor).
In 2019 one hundred years will have passed since the opening of the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius. To mark this special anniversary, the Museum of Medical History, WUM, has organized a commemorative exhibition entitled: ‘The teaching of medicine and pharmacy within the walls of Vilnius University’. It not only presents the history of the university, but also displays academic memorabilia from Vilnius which are part of the collections of our own museum in Warsaw. This particularly rich collection of exhibits relates to the time when the Stefan Batory University was in existence.
The University in Vilnius was founded in 1579 by Stefan Batory, king of Poland. After the Kraków Academy, it was considered the second most significant Polish centre of learning and was one of the easternmost institutes of higher education in early modern Europe. The University’s activities were curtailed for the first time after the fall of the November Uprising in 1831. The Polish community in Vilnius had to wait until 1919 before it was able to re-open its doors. This was thanks largely to Józef Piłsudski who had always had a great affection for Vilnius and all its traditions. He also issued a decree in accordance with which the university was re-named as the Stefan Batory University. Continue reading “‘The teaching of medicine and pharmacy within the walls of Vilnius University’ on the occasion of the centenary of the establishment of the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius.”
Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw prof. Mirosław Wielgoś, MD and Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw Adam Tyszkiewicz, PhD invite you to the opening of the exhibition entitled: Femina et Medicina. Portrait of Hygieia in the academic tradition of Warsaw.
Its opening will take place on March 6, 2019 at 10.30 am on the first floor in the building of the Library and Information Center, 63 Żwirki i Wigury St. Free Admission.
In the second decade of the seventeenth century, the famous Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens, painted one of the most striking images of Hygieia ever produced in early modern art. His goddess of health is not only an excellent personification of female beauty and sensuality—which is clearly accentuated by her exposed left breast and the redtones of her overgarment—but also of vigour, strength and health which are portrayed in her unusually muscular arms, reminiscent of the figures of the famous Sybils painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Continue reading “Femina et Medicina. Portrait of Hygieia in the academic tradition of Warsaw, 6.03.2019”
On 3 December 2018, in the reading room of the Main Library of the Medical University of Warsaw, an exhibition was opened entitled: ‘Surgeon and Soldier of the Home Army (AK), or the reminiscences of the extraordinary life of Professor Dr. Hab. Witold Janusz Rudowski, MD (1918 – 2001), recipient of an honorary degree from the Medical Academy of Warsaw (1978) on the centenary of his birth’.
Visitors will be able to learn about the Professor’s interesting biography and also see, among other things, part of an interesting collection of medals belonging to Prof. Witold Janusz Rudowski, which are on loan to the museum. The medals were awarded to Professor Rudowski in recognition of his professional achievements. The names of many outstanding Polish and foreign doctors appear on them: Józef Struś, Tytus Chałubiński, Karol Marcinkowski, Ludwik Rydygier, Louis Pasteur, as well as the names of universities and medical societies.
The Director of the Institute of Cardiology named after the Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Professor Tomasz Hryniewiecki; the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, PAN (Polish Academy of Sciences), Professor Witold Rużyłło, and the Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM), Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz, cordially invite you to an academic seminar under the Honorary Patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw devoted to the memory of Professor Andrzej Trzebski, a renowned scholar.
The seminar will be held in the Conference Room of the Children’s Clinical Hospital named after Józef Polikarp Brudziński at 63A Żwirki i Wigury Street (level – 1) on 28 November 2018, 11 a.m.
Professor Mirosław Wielgoś ― The creative academic career of Professor Andrzej Trzebski
Professor Ewa Szczepańska-Sadowska ― Professor Trzebski, a physiologist: his contribution to clinical sciences
Professor Gianfranco Parati ― Blood pressure variability: mechanisms and clinical implications
Professor Krzysztof Narkiewicz ― Chemoreflexes in health and cardiovascular disease
Professor Aleksander Prejbisz ― Sympathetic nervous system and catecholamines ― a focus on secondary hypertension
Professor Andrzej Januszewicz ― Sympathetic nervous system and cardiovascular risk
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition ‘Independent Universities. Recipients of Honorary Degrees in Poland in the years 1918–1939’, which will take place on 16 October 2018 at 2 p.m. in Warsaw, in the Old University Library (BUW) building (26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street). The main organizer is the Museum of the University of Warsaw. One of the co-organizers is the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, as well as other branches of the Association of University Museums, such as: the Museum of the Technical University of Warsaw, the Museum of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Museum of the University of Wrocław, the Museum of the University of Toruń. Support was provided by the University of Warsaw and the National Digital Archives.
The exhibition will be open until the end of October – in the main foyer of the Old University Library (BUW) building and also at an open-air exhibition at 32 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street near the entrance to the Museum of the University of Warsaw.
The Long Night of Museums will take place on the ground floor and first floor of the Gallery of Temporary Exhibitions of the Museum of the History of Medicine at 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street (Library and Information Centre).
- History and development of Cardiology. – Sixty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty and Clinic of Cardiology at the Medical University of Warsaw. – Modern technologies in cardiology.
- Józef Polikarp Brudziński… Salus aegroti suprema lex esto (The well-being of the patient shall be the most important law)
- Centenary of the Faculty and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Warsaw
- When human memory fades, stones continue to speak – Traces of the History of the Medical University of Warsaw on plaques and in sculpture.
You are cordially invited to attend!
Professor Dr. Hab. Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel, MD, Head of the Faculty and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw
cordially invite you to a conference and exhibition devoted to:
the centenary of the opening of the Faculty and Department of Pharmacology,
which will be held under the patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Jan Pachecek, Head of the Committee of Therapy and Drug Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2 February 2018 at 12 noon, in the Museum of the History of Medicine,
Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
63 Żwirki i Wigury Street
Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) and Professor Dr. Hab. Ewa Skrzypek, MD, School of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) cordially invite you to a seminar and opening of the exhibition:
JÓZEF POLIKARP BRUDZIŃSKI… SALUS AEGROTI SUPREMA LEX ESTO
under the Honorary Patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw on 18 December 2017 at 3.30 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street
Meeting devoted to Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski
Opening of the Conference – Professor Mieczysław Szostek, Professor Paweł Krajewski, Professor Edward Towpik
Speech by the Rector – Professor Mirosław Wielgoś
‘Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski – Our Tutor and Teacher’ – Dr. Małgorzata Brzozowska
‘Scientific activities of Professor Wiktor Grzywo-Dąbrowski’ – Professor Paweł Krajewski
Speeches by students and pupils
Rediscovered expert opinion of Professor W. Grzywo-Dąbrowski concerning the reason for the death of Colonel Lucjan Załęski of the Home Army – information from Professor Mieczysław Szostek
Meeting of colleagues in the Lecture Theatre of the Department of Forensic Medicine
at 1 W. Oczki Street on 20 April 2017, 1 p.m.