The Museum’s four floors are filled with extraordinary artifacts, as well as paintings, illustrations and sculptures that interpret the pre-modern and modern healing practices of human civilization. From early practices to today’s revolutionary techniques, the Museum’s collections and exhibits portray the mysteries, breakthroughs, failures, and milestones that have shaped modern surgical science.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgeons and Quacks
Middle-East Mural Gallery
Spanish Mural Gallery
Taiwan Hall of Fame
Japan Hall of Fame
Prehistoric Trephination Display
The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in surgical science and our relationship to the body. The Museum’s Contemporary Arts Initiative includes rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as an ongoing Artist in Residence program.
The Museum is in the process of digitizing its records. To inquire about exhibitions presented or ending before 2015, please contact Museum staff.