About the Museum:
Since 1971 the headquarters of Paris Descartes University have been located in the former premises of the Medical School founded in 1803 and situated in the buildings of the Academy of Surgery. The Musée d’histoire de la médecine (Museum of the History of Medicine) is housed on the second floor of the building, in a room built in 1905.
Its collections, the oldest in Europe, were put together by the dean Lafaye in the 18th century, then a considerable collection of pieces covering the different branches of operating art until the end of the 19th century was added. One can also discover several rare medical and surgical bags as well as physiology tools.
These exhibits were photographed in-situ at the Musée d’histoire de la médecine on May 9 2015 with the permission of the museum and are for research purposes only.
The museum is located in the Paris Decartes University, 12 rue de l’École de Médecine, in the buildings of the historic Faculty of Medicine, created in 1803 on the site of the old College and Academy of Surgery.