Collection

Since its inception in 1967, the Medical History Museum has developed a diverse and varied collection of over 9,000 items

Since its inception in 1967, the Medical History Museum has developed a diverse and varied collection of over 9,000 items encompassing documents, photographs, artifacts, ceremonial objects, medical and scientific equipment and associated research material. The collection has grown through gifts from medical graduates, families and institutions. The core of the collection began with material related to the history of the Melbourne Medical School but has expanded over the last 45 years through major gifts to encompass the history of medicine in Victoria, Australia and internationally.

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Explore the collection

Browse and search our online database to find out about the Medical History Museum, Henry Forman Atkinson Museum and Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology collections

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Explore the Australian Medical Association Archive Index

Browse an index to notes and manuscripts submitted by doctors to the AMA office. The archive also comprises a large numbers of newspaper cuttings and article reprints.

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Discover the Savory and Moore Pharmacy

The Medical History Museum houses the former 19th century English pharmacy’s fixtures and fittings

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Research the collection

The Medical History Museum offers opportunities for students, staff and researchers to gain access to and learn more about the collection.

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Support the collection

We are always interested in new items and information to enhance the collection, and welcome all kinds of support to continue collection development

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