Mobile, Alabama: Mobile Medical MuseumSelf-described as "the largest collection of medical memorabilia in the Southeast." See anatomical models, an iron lung, Civil War amputation saws, and a lovely bleeding bowl.
- 1664 Springhill Ave., Mobile, AL
- I-65 exit 5A, then east on Springhill Ave. three miles, at Walshwood St.
- By appt only. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Mobile Medical Museum
I tried to visit the museum yesterday but discovered it is now by appointment only. I was informed that tours are run by one volunteer who is extremely knowledgeable, but she is elderly and cannot be there all of the time, hence the appointments.[Jennifer Woods, 09/28/2011]
The Eichold-Heustis Medical Museum has been moved to 1624 Springhill Drive in Mobile and the name of the museum changed to the Mobile Medical Museum. It still features Dr. Heustis' unique collection.[Cathy, 01/01/2011]
The Medical Museum was very interesting. The individual up front was very friendly and talkative. You can either take a guided tour or walk through on your own. They have some amazing pictures from the Civil War and doctor's field kits from different wars.[Emily M., 09/12/2009]
Six months at the new location: the historic Vincent-Walsh House, 1664 Springhill Ave., this is the largest collection of medical artifacts in the Southeast. Three galleries include exhibits of antique instruments, teaching aids and other items related to medicine and surgery. There is also a room dedicated for Nursing. It is nestled in the beautifully landscaped Children Park in sight of two of the city's major hospitals.[Mary Ann Tuohy, 04/11/2005]
"The largest collection of medical memorabilia in the Southeast." From our notes on a 1993 visit: Spookily lit wood display cabinets, thoughfully placed near the children's ward, so they can wander over and see the sharp 19th century instruments and imagine horrors that await them. Small quackery display, many instruments, and two larger-than-life anatomical models spice up the place. One has a moustache and goatee. Made of papier mache, they serve to look down on any children in the place. One trephined skull.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 01/01/2004]