Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, Kaunas

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The Museum of the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy is located in a restored 16th-century building at the Town Hall Square in the Old Town of Kaunas, Lithuania. It moved to its current location in 1987, although its history dates to 1936. Alfonsas Kaikaris, a professor of pharmacy, is credited as the founder of the museum; his personal collection formed the basis of its holdings. The Lithuanian Pharmacists' Union worked to collect materials as well. It is sponsored by Kaunas University of Medicine.
The museum's permanent collection consists of the belongings of Lithuanian doctors, pharmacists and hospitals, along with medical and pharmaceutical implements and documents. Temporary exhibitions commemorate prominent doctors' and pharmacists' anniversaries. The exhibits include dental equipment along with displays of archaic medications such as “Erektosan”, love potions, “Venus Hair Potion,” and “Caput Mortuum” .
There one could enjoy the scenes of pre-history of medicine and pharmacy – watching exhibition stands arranged with great inventiveness and authenticity: presenting a shaman curing a baby as well as a Lithuanian sorceress. Plan your Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kaunas using our Kaunas online driving holiday planner.
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  • The place is wonderful and immerse you fully in the atmosphere of the old pharmacy and hospital. Here you will hear fascinating stories and surprising things no matter what is your profession and... 
    The place is wonderful and immerse you fully in the atmosphere of the old pharmacy and hospital. Here you will hear fascinating stories and surprising things no matter what is your profession and...  more »
  • We took an English tour and it’s definitely recommendable to do so, because you get a lot more information and back stories that way. It’s a beautiful building and holds quite a few nice treasures... 
    We took an English tour and it’s definitely recommendable to do so, because you get a lot more information and back stories that way. It’s a beautiful building and holds quite a few nice treasures...  more »
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  • For me as a pharmacy student was this place really beatufil! Exhibition looks nice and guide was amazing, she kows everything! We saw also medicine department of the museum with many gadgets. I recommed this place everyone, also not-pharmacy people.
  • very authentic place which immerses you in the past centuries, interesting even for me as a non-medical student.

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