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Josephinum-Museum of the Mecial University of Vienna

Josephinum-Museum of the Mecial University of Vienna - Vienna, Austria
Josephinum-Museum of the Mecial University of Vienna
25 Währinger Straße, Vienna, Austria 1090Map
+43 1 4 2776 3401
Neighborhood: 9th district - Alsergrund
Overview

In 1785, Emperor Josef II ordered life-size, anatomical wax models of the human frame for his army surgeons because he was concerned that they should improve their medical knowledge. Anatomical studies on human bodies were not so usual then. Practical knowledge about the make up of the body under the skin was not really developed. As well as the wax models, one can see medical instruments, photos and some texts (read all about dissection of the eyeball); a little bit bizarre perhaps, but nevertheless very interesting. This collection is housed in a building designed by Isidore Canevale around 1780.

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Josephinum-Museum of the Mecial University of Vienna General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Schwarzspanierstrasse (37,38,40,41)
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