Dear Sirs and Madams, we are pleased to inform you that the 200th anniversary celebration of the uninterrupted activity of the Warsaw Medical Association will be held on the 6th December at 13.00 at the WUM Didactic Centre.
The Warsaw Medical Association begins its celebrations with an exhibition of portraits of Warsaw doctors – members and friends of the Warsaw Medical Association – contemporary representatives of our great academic community. The creator of the portraits on display is the painter, artist Tytus Byczkowski, and the exhibition is co-organised by our Museum.
Established on 6th of December 1820 at the initiative of a group of professors from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Warsaw, the Warsaw Medical Association pursued its chief motto – “To Serve the People and the Homeland” – throughout the next 200 most difficult years of Poland’s history, preserving and developing the most beautiful traditions and best models of medical behaviour.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are very pleased to inform you that our Museum has co-organised an exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Orthopaedic Clinic.
The exhibition is located at 4 Lindley Street in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and accompanies a ceremonial meeting of the Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. You are cordially invited to explore the history of the Clinic.
Ladies and Gentlemen
We would like to invite you to visit our new exhibition, located in the Rector’s Office building, prepared to commemorate a significant event in the history of our university, which took place 100 years ago. The exhibition runs between 01.10.2022 and 12.12.2022
On 2nd May 1921, for the first time in the history of the University, an honorary doctorate was conferred on the Faculty of Medicine – it was awarded to Marshal Józef Piłsudski. On that day, the dean’s and rector’s insignia were conferred on the University authorities.
The decision to honour Józef Piłsudski ‘in recognition of his services to Polish science in general, to Polish medicine and in particular the University’s Faculty of Medicine’ was made at the request of the Faculty Council on 30 April 1920, when military operation was held and many professors were on military service.
We are pleased to announce that our first part of permanent exhibition will be opened to visitors on May 18. The exhibition will be available to you on Mondays – Fridays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.,
We look forward to see you!
Soon, on 2nd May, we will celebrate the centenary of the first honorary doctorate awarded by the Warsaw Medical Faculty. One hundred years ago, on 2nd May 1921, Marshal Józef Piłsudski was awarded in Warsaw this most prestigious form of recognition in the academic world. In reference to this extremely important anniversary in the history of Polish higher education, we invite you to see our latest video production, entitled “Józef Piłsudski, the first doctor honoris causa of the Faculty of Medicine. The one who healed the hearts of Poles, who were oppressed by slavery”
From the video you will learn, among other things, what is the significance of this famous academic degree, where the May promotion took place one hundred years ago, and who were the following honorary doctors in the walls of the University of Warsaw, the Medical Academy and the Medical University of Warsaw. Perhaps the future doctor honoris causa of our university will be among the audience of our video?
We would like to present our new online exhibition entitled “In the world of skeletons, dragons and ghosts, or about the symbolism of representations of infectious diseases in visual arts.” Due to the current epidemiological situation, it is currently only available in the virtual world, but after returning to normality (we hope as soon as possible), we invite you to see it at the Medical University of Warsaw – in the Library and Information Center.
The language of allegory has always played an important role in depicting infectious diseases. In particular many representations of this kind appeared in mediaeval art, because at that time pestilence was associated with a divine punishment for the sins and transgressions of people. Polychrome paintings and sculptures depicting devils, dragons and ghouls as epidemics can today still be found in early European churches. Many of these sacred representations, such as the famous danse macabre (or Dance of Death) motif, were associated with the Black Death – the most terrifying plague in human history. Emperors, queens, popes and ordinary townsfolk, peasants and even the homeless took part in the dancing procession led by a skeleton symbolizing death. The theme of infectious diseases was also taken up by numerous early modern artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, Peter Bruegel the Elder and Hans Holbein. Continue reading ““In the world of skeletons, dragons and ghosts, or about the symbolism of representations of infectious diseases in the visual arts””
Today we are delighted to share with you the exciting news about a very important event in the history of our Museum. The completion of the first showroom of our anatomical theater has just finished, and thus we are starting the arrangement of our new exhibition. The display is being prepared, and more artefacts are taking their rightful place in museum display cases. Another task is to perform 3D mapping – after its completion and after lifting the restrictions, we will be able to welcome you at the first permanent exhibition of our museum. The ceremonial opening of the new space will take place before Easter – the report from this event will be available through all communication channels of our museum.
The next stage of the project “Learn the secrets of the human body in the anatomical theater of the 21st century” – the purchase of anatomical models
We are very pleased to announce the implementation of the next stage of our project “Learn the secrets of the human body in the anatomical theater of the 21st century”. As part of the ministerial subsidy, a set of educational models was purchased, which will be widely used in promoting knowledge about the structure of the human body. Our new acquisitions will be available to both students preparing for academic classes and all visitors to the newly established anatomical museum theater. Phantoms will be used during workshops and educational lectures aimed at children, adolescents and adults as well. We are therefore looking forward to the opening – as soon as the epidemiological situation allows – our new educational space, and we encourage all interested students to apply to the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw to be able to take advantage of our new acquisitions (firstname.lastname@example.org) ).
We cordially invite you to see our gallery showing all the phantoms!
The anatomical models were purchased as part of the project ” Uncover the secrets of the human body in an anatomical theater of the 21st century “, co-financed by the program
“Social Responsibility of Science” run by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.
We cordially invite you to the virtual exhibition entitled: “Famous pathologists throughout history – from the eighteenth to the twentieth century”. On 23 museum boards, we present the profiles of famous pathologists – both Polish and foreign ones, whose achievements significantly contributed to the development of medicine in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We have dedicated one board to each of them. Some of the people featured here are characters most of us know little about, or have probably never heard of. Therefore, we will briefly look at their achievements, identify their contribution to medical practice and try to show the context of their discoveries. We hope you will like this form of presenting the profiles of people whose discoveries and research have changed both world and Polish medicine forever.
The exhibition design was prepared by the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw. The graphic design was prepared by Katarzyna Ośko in cooperation with Piotr Berezowski.