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National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C.

On this date in 1881 U.S. President James A. Garfield died of wounds suffered during a shooting from a few months before. He holds the record for the second shortest presidency (just 200 days) and as one of four presidents to be assassinated. Garfield’s killer, Charles J. Guiteau, lives on…or...

Musée d’Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière in Paris

Musée d’Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière in Paris

A bit pissed off because a post I was in the middle of writing (and I mean REALLY writing) suddenly disappeared into interweb oblivion. Oh well. I don’t want to write all over again. Come on, that would require work. So until I find the energy to research another museum,...

Comparative Mammalian Brain Museum

Comparative Mammalian Brain Museum

Lately I’ve been thinking how people don’t use their brains. Next time I deal with an idiot, I’ll suggest they visit the web page of the Comparative Mammalian Brain Museum. University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University and the National Museum of Health and Medicine put their brains together to create...

Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent, Belgium

Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent, Belgium

Not too many museums are named after doctors, or are located in old insane asylums, so you’d be crazy to not visit this next museum. Located in Belgium’s oldest psychiatric hospital (built in 1857), the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent has been open to the public for almost thirty years....

Woodman Institute Museum, New Hampshir

Woodman Institute Museum, New Hampshir

One of my favourite museums in the world is the Pitt Rivers Museum, which I’ve written about before on this blog. Why? Because the place is like literally stepping back in time. It’s understandable that museums change and update themselves, but something is lost in the process. Fortunately, visitors can...

Leprosy Museum, Norway

Leprosy Museum, Norway

Affecting humans for 4,000 years, leprosy is not a pretty sight. St. Jorgen’s Hospital in Norway is one of world’s oldest medical institutions, establishing itself in the Middle Ages to treat lepers. Between 1850 and 1900 Bergen was the international capital of leprosy, with three hospitals and the largest concentration...

Museum of Snoring, Germany

Museum of Snoring, Germany

I’ve spent more than a few nights in a hotel room with my mommie dearest, so next time she wakes me up in the middle of the night, well, I know where I’ll be sending her…on the next flight to Germany to take a nap in the Museum of Snoring....

Meguro Parasite Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Meguro Parasite Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Have a thing for parasites? Well, go visit the world’s only Parasite Museum next time you’re in Tokyo, Japan. The Meguro Parasite Museum explains the parasite/host relationship as it applies to all creatures on earth, like in the picture above, which is a dolphin’s stomach. Ready to eat some lunch?

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