The literary passions of Dr. Janusz Korczak

We invite you to the museum lecture by Dr. Marta Moldovan-Cywińska “Towards goodness – the literary passions of Dr. Janusz Korczak”, which will take place on February 22 at 5 p.m. in room no. 30 in the Library and Information Center of the Medical University of Warsaw (ul. Żwirki i Wigury 63) . The lecture will also be available online on Zoom

Meeting ID: 849 3695 7144

Access code: 594619

Marta Moldovan-Cywińska – Ph.D. in humanities, literary scholar, romanist, polonist, poet, writer, translator of French literature and Italian prose, author of thirty-odd books – some of them in French. Passionate about foreign language methodology and teaching, she has been creating unconventional methods and putting them into practice for many years. Author of exhibitions – poetry props (including “My Brittany”, “Finistère, the end of the world”). Honored with her own oak tree in the Forest of a Thousand Poets in France. Lecturer of French and Polish as a foreign language at the Medical University of Warsaw.

Dr. Marta Moldovan-Cywińska will talk about Dr. Janusz Korczak primarily as a great doctor, educator, educator, educational philosopher, writer and pioneer of activities for the rights of the human child. It will recall fragments of his professional and creative life and recall pages of his diary from his literary and educational activities. The bond of her speech about such an eminent figure is goodness as a value. “The spirit longs in the tight cage of the body. People feel and consider death in terms of the end, but it is only a continuation of life, another life,” he wrote. “I am not here to be loved and admired, but so that I can act and love. It is not the duty of those around me to help me, but I have the duty to take care of the world, of people.”

Echoes of Ancient Times

January 25, 2024 at 5 p.m in the museum room on the ground floor of the Library and Information Center at ul. Żwirki i Wigury 63 lecture by prof. Dr. hab. Adam Łukaszewicz “Echoes of Ancient Times. Hippocrates, his oath and ancient medicine. The lecture concerned selected aspects of the legacy of the most famous representative of ancient medical art. Comment on one from Hippocrates’ aphorisms and his famous oath will be accompanied by comments on medicine and doctors in ancient times.

Prof. Ph.D. Adam Łukaszewicz works at the Department of Epigraphy and Papyrology at the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw. He is an archaeologist and historian, a researcher of ancient Egypt and the Hellenistic-Roman world. He is also a member of the Warsaw community of classical philologists. Associated with the Center of Mediterranean Archeology of the University of Warsaw, he has been participating in Polish research in Alexandria for many years. He led Polish archaeological expeditions in Egypt, compiles and comments on ancient texts, including inscriptions, papyri and ostraca. He gained extensive experience in cooperation at the international forum with various research centers around the world. It is, among others, member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, honorary member of the Association of Historians of Ancient History, member of the Committees and Commissions of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences, to scientific societies and creative associations. He is the author of over 250 scientific publications in various languages, including several books.


After the lecture, there was a lute concert of the “Luteduo” band composed of Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula.

The long-awaited completion of the work on our permanent exhibition – the anatomical theater of the 21st century

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.

Anatomical educational pack for download










As part of our project ” Uncover the secrets of the human body in an anatomical theatre of the 21st century” we have prepared an educational pack for you, thanks to which you will be able to train your brain and consolidate the knowledge about anatomy acquired through our lectures, workshops and website. Already printed educational brochures are safely stowed in our museum, waiting patiently for the university gates to be opened to the public. For now, we provide you with a digitalized version. We wish you a lot of fun!

The folder in pdf format is available for download HERE:

Prepared by: Diana Święcka

Graphics and typesetting: Piotr Berezowski

The project “Uncover the secrets of the human body in an anatomical theater of the 21st century” is co-financed by the “Social Responsibility of Science” programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Luminaries and surgeons of polish medicine

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.



Exhibition “In the footsteps of Asclepius and Paracelsus”

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