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Josephinum, Vienna

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  • The Josephinum is currently being restored so that you cannot visit the anatomical collection. Only from the outside you can admire the beautiful building, which appears quite unexpectedly on the Währinger Strasse-and definitely deserves a longer viewing. And otherwise it is now said to be somewhat patient until the restoration is complete.
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  • For those who like anatomy the wax models are interesting. But what most caught my attention was the exposition on the impact of Nazism on the Vienna Medical School. Both teachers and students expelled for being Jews as the horrors committed by several physicians. It is inconceivable to emotion
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  • One of the lesser known attractions in Vienna, the Josephinum hosts a unique collection of anatomical wax models made about 300 years ago. The amount of detail is impressive and learning about the fabrication process makes it even more so. Unfortunately the Josephinum is closed until 2021 for renovation purposes. A crowdfunding initiative has been started that allows you to donate for the restauration and maintenance of the exhibit. Check out their website.
  • I formerly worked for medical societies and have an interest in medical museums. The Josephinum has a collection of extraordinary wax anatomical models that were made as teaching aids. Including one depicting the cadaver of a beautiful young woman wearing a string of pearls. The intention of the figure, I assume, was to cause the medical students to remember the humanity of their patients, and that they are far more than simply a disease to be treated. A superb museum, clearly not for children.
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