We are very pleased to share with you the unusual works of art that our Museum has acquired.
We present you over 100 caricatures of Polish scientists drawn by the famous caricature artist Grzegorz Szumowski, which are part of the publication “Luminaries of Warsaw Medicine in Caricature”, published in 2009 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of teaching medicine in Warsaw.
Contemporary caricatures refer to the pre-war publication showing Professors and Assistants of the Faculty of Medicine, published on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the “Koło Medyków” association.
In the second gallery below you will see caricatures of famous Polish surgeons.
We are pleased to present you “Milestones in the history of anatomy” – animation that was created as part of the project “Uncover the secrets of the human body in an anatomical theater of the 21st century”. This looped, short movie will be presented in our newly created museum educational space.
The film is full of drastic scenes, dramatic plot twists, but above all, delivers a solid dose of knowledge about the history of human anatomy.
This year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of our Museum. On this occasion, we would like to share with you a special jubilee logo. The Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw was established at the initiative of the Rector, prof. Marek Krawczyk. On May 30, 2011, the Senate of the Medical University of Warsaw passed a resolution establishing the Museum, the regulations of which were approved by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Thank you for all the kind words directed to us and we hope to see you in person soon at the events we will organize in the future.
Since Monday 14th DEC, in front of the Senate Hall on the first floor of the Rector’s building, we are presenting an exhibition entitled “In the footsteps of Asclepius and Paracelsus”. The exhibition was prepared based on of the collections of the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw and is intended to show two worlds: medicine and pharmacy. The artefacts on display have been divided according to several thematic groups. In the pharmaceutical part of the exhibition, the first set are pharmacy containers from the first half of the 20th century; corresponding with this are sets of preparations with plant raw materials used in the production of drugs . Another cabinet displays laboratory equipment used in pharmacy. There are also original medical rubber stamps and prescriptions from the interwar period along with a few examples of drugs – for example, Neosalwarsan, which was an effective remedy for syphilis (before penicillin became popular). In the medical section you can find tools and items related to ophthalmology, surgery, laryngology and cardiology, e.g. original glasses from World War II and instrument for measuring blood pressure (sphygmomanometer) from around 1900. The exhibition is supplemented by copies of medical-related paintings – pharmaceutical and two portraits of Asclepius and Paracelsus painted on wooden panels, which are partof a pharmacy cabinet from the beginning of the 20th century.
The authors of the exhibition are Krzysztof Schoeneich and Zuzanna Kamińska.
📷 Krzysztof Gardulski, Photomedical Department of the Medical University of Warsaw
On behalf of the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw and the honorable speaker – dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Dzieciatkowski, we are honored to cordially invite you to an open lecture entitled “Viruses and epidemics – a trending topic”. It will be the first in a series of ten lectures carried out as part of the project “Learn the secrets of the human body in the anatomical theater of the 21st century”. Continue reading “Open lecture: “Viruses and epidemics – a trending topic””
The 2020/2021 academic year is a special time for Polish dermatology. A hunderd years ago, the Polish Dermatological Society (PTD) was established and Dermatology Clinic was founded in Warsaw at Koszykowa street. In connection with this centenary, we are currently holding an exhibition presenting the history of these two extremely important institutions for Polish medicine. We present, face to face, the profiles of two prominent Warsaw dermatologists: the outstanding theoretician Franciszek Krzyształowicz – the first Head of the Clinic and Robert Bernhardt – the first President of PTD, Head of the St Lazarus hospital and, above all, an excellent clinician. In the interwar period, they often competed with each other, conducted scientific disputes, thanks to which not only medicine developed and progressed in Poland, but also other outstanding researchers cropped up, including Stefania Jabłońska, who wascontinuing the work of her predecessors. Continue reading “Exhibition on the centenary of the establishment of the Polish Dermatological Society and the opening of the Warsaw Dermatological Clinic”
In 2020, Museum of the History of Medicine offers a series of free walking tours with the main focus on Warsaw’s historic cemeteries. On Monday 7th September 2020, a group of history of medicine enthusiasts had the opportunity to visit the Evangelical-Augsburg Cemetery and the Evangelical-Reformed Cemetery. With passion and commitment typical of him, the director of the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw, Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz introduced the tour participants to profiles of many outstanding figures of the medical proffession buried at these Warsaw historical cemeteries. Academic community of Warsaw Medical University was represented by prof. Krzysztof J. Filipiak who spiced up the tour, reviewing the evolution of cardiac rehabilitation in Poland at the grave of its pioneer, prof. Stanislaw Rudnicki. Continue reading “On the other side of the cemetery gate. Graves of physicians and pharmacists in Warsaw’s Protestant necropolises”
We are delighted and proud to announce that our University Museum has received a Recognition Award in the 14th edition of annual competition “The Willow – Mazovian Museum Events” in the category “The most interesting exhibition – organized by major museums” for organizing the exhibition titled “Femina et Medicina. A portrait of Hygiea in the academic tradition of Warsaw”. We found ourselves in exclusive company of other recognized top tier Warsaw cultural institutions, including The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the National Museum in Warsaw. The award ceremony will be held on 14th September at the Radom Open Air Museum in the city of Radom. We are pleased that our hard work has been appreciated, it will increase motivation to redouble and improve our efforts in the future.
On the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day, it is a pleasure to introduce our latest educational booklet entitled “Journey to the realm of medical puzzles”, which aims to attract the youngest audience. Introduction written by the Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw, prof. dr. hab. n. med. Mirosław Wielgoś gives the idea behind this publication. Thanks to it, children can travel to the eponymous land of medical puzzles and learn more about medicine and its related professions.
Graphic design: Katarzyna Ośko and Mateusz Ośko.
Project scenario: Katarzyna Ośko and Adam Tyszkiewicz from the Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw.
We encourage you to download the booklet from the file below.