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”.
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  • A very interesting museum and a large exhibition. As well as, knowing and inflamed to himself the guide told about the museum, the expositions, showed how the pharmaceutical equipment worked. We got a lot of pleasure from visiting this place! ❤️ very much advise!
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  •  Medieval surgical instruments that were operating without anesthesia, skulls with punctures, distillers for removing medicinal ingredients from plants, machines for making tablets, 19th-century pharmacy medicine shelves, dental treatment tables and ophthalmic cabinets.... In the exhibition of enhancement, pounding inevitable!   It's only 2 euros away and you can see plenty of them. From medieval shermanism-based treatments to modern medicine, the development of pharmaceutical and medical care was introduced in the actual exhibition, and "It was manual to pack ointments in tubes, too," "Did you used cocaine for the local anesthesia of teeth in the old days?" Such as, a lot of discoveries.  The staff were very friendly and helpful, and they were very reliable, such as coming and guiding us around the route and answering questions carefully. The building was built about 500 years ago and has since become a military use or pharmacy, and has become a "museum" as it is today. It is difficult to understand from the appearance, but it was actually one of the historical buildings.
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  • The Museum on the History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy has a small but impressive collection. The setting of the museum is very well done - definitely give this a try if you have 30 minutes to an hour. (In any case, at €2 you cannot go wrong.)
  • The most interesting museum I have ever been to. Just after coming in authentic building and friendly personnel meets you. Lots of exhibits dating from 1000 years old till ones of 20th century. The cost is also ridiculously low. Just 1€ for students and 2€ for adults. During the visit I was constantly narrated about history of medice and pharmycy which was much more interesting, than just reading information tables. Also even thought I am not pharmasist or doctor the museum managed to really engage me with lots of bizarre facts and stories. Truly big thanks for the dedicated staff. I recommend to visit this museum for anyone who is in Kaunas. Undoubtedly one of a kind.
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