Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne

The Medical History Museum at the University of Melbourne is part of the Johnstone-Need Medical History Unit, and is administered by the Centre for the Study of Health and Society.

Established by Professor Kenneth Russell in 1967 with a grant from the Wellcome Institute, the Medical History Museum is the oldest and finest collection associated with a medical school in Australia.

Collections

Through its artefacts and documents the museum tells the history of the medical school, its clinical hospitals, students and teachers. In recent years its scope has broadened to cover the history of the medical profession in Victoria.

On permanent display is a fully equipped nineteenth-century Savory and Moore Pharmacy, shipped from London and installed in 1971 with the further generous assistance of the Wellcome Institute.