Museums and cultural centres collect and preserve various artefacts, photographs, and other textual materials on the history of medicine. Some offer searchable databases of digitized materials while others present selections from their collections in virtual exhibitions.
Below is a sampling of museums dedicated to the history of medicine. For more options in Canada and the United States, see the directories for the
Canadian Museums Association and the Museums Database. For a more global perspective, see Worldwide Database of University Museums and Collections and Museums of the World. North America
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. London, Ontario, Canada
Maude Abbott Medical Museum. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mütter Museum. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Museo de la Medicina Maya. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico.
Museum of Health Care. Kingston, Ontario, Canada
National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Frederick, Maryland
National Museum of Health and Medicine. Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Palacio de la Escuela de Medicina. Mexico City, Mexico.
Warren Anatomical Museum. Boston, Massachusetts, United States South America