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.
A History of Blood Transfusion: 350 Years of Apparatus Advancement
Rx For Success: Health Career Center
Nursing: Care for a Changing World
Pain & Pain Management
X-Rays and Medical Imaging
19th Century Apothecary
The Hall of Immortals – Sculptures by Louis Linck & Edouard Chaissing
The Hall of Murals – Paintings by Count Gregorio Calvi di Bergolo
Surgicogenomics: Genes and Stem-cells in Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish Mural Gallery
Japan Hall of Fame
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.
Surgeons and Quacks (2017 – 2018)
To inquire about exhibitions presented or ending before 2015, please contact Museum staff.