Exhibitions

The Mobile Medical Museum's permanent exhibit showcases over 300 years of local and world medical history, from the colonial period through the present. Collection highlights include pre-Civil War era anatomical models, early 20th century X-ray equipment, a functioning 1969 heart-lung machine, and an Emerson model iron lung from the 1930s.

 

The Robert Thrower Medicinal Garden highlights multicultural medicinal traditions that have survived around the world for thousands of years.  

The Museum also organizes special exhibits on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery, and at various offsite locations in Mobile.

 


 

Medicine bottles
Medicine bottles
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Pediatric wheelchair
Pediatric wheelchair

Early 20th century.

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Anatomical Model
Anatomical Model

Purchased by Dr. Josiah Clark Nott in Paris for the anatomical museum at the Medical College of Alabama, 1859.

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Cadet Nurse Corps insignia patches
Cadet Nurse Corps insignia patches

From World War II.

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Crookes X-Ray Tube
Crookes X-Ray Tube

Water-cooled cold cathode tube, c. 1910.

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Forceps and bullet
Forceps and bullet

Civil War-era bullet forceps and Minie (min-YAY) balls.

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Phoroptor
Phoroptor

American Optical model 590, c. 1948.

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Color blindness test
Color blindness test

First successful standardized test for color blindness, developed by Dr. Fithiof Holmgren of Sweden in 1879.

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Thumb Guard
Thumb Guard

Mid-20th century. To prevent thumb sucking.

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