Another specialist museum that I was lucky enough to visit in 2010 was the badly titled Musee de l'Assistance Publique- Hopitaux de Paris (Museum of Public Assistance- Paris Hospitals). Even though it's near the epicentre of Paris on the left bank of the Seine in the 5th there were only a handful of other visitors with me on the afternoon of my visit. This is one of the many museums covered by the absolutely essential Paris Museum Pass.
|Many of the hospitals were established to help children |
and particularly orphans and malnourished children.
|What, you don't have an opium cannister?|
|A drawing from 1432 showing the 39 sites suitable for blood letting|
|Kidney dish in English. Haricot en Francais.|
|An amputation kit|
|Guillaime Dupuytren's surgical instruments|
|Rene Laennec's stethoscope from ~1820|
|Jean-Martin Charcot teaching at Saltpetriere|
|The courtyard has a beautiful garden of medicinal plants|