Alabama Attractions, Museums October 02, 2019
Alabama’s Holmes Medical Museum Is Full Of Creepy Medical Oddities For You To Explore
A variety of museums are located throughout Alabama, including the one and only Holmes Medical Museum. What makes this museum so incredibly unique is its history and interesting displays. To learn all about Holmes Medical Museum, take a look below.
Holmes Medical Museum is located in Foley, Alabama. At one time this museum's building housed Baldwin County's first hospital (Sibley Holmes Memorial Hospital), which was in business from 1936 to 1958.
This one-of-a-kind museum includes a variety of rooms that have been recreated to look like they did when the building was used as a hospital, including the Exam Rooms.
Another room is the Operating Room, which resembles a room patients used for surgical procedures.
The Sterilization Room is where medical tools were sterilized prior to these surgeries.
Speaking of medical tools, there's a variety of displays that showcase specific medical tools that doctors used in the early 20th century, including the osteotomy device below. This special tool was used to re-break bones for healing purposes.
A collection of obstetrical tools are also on display, which have changed greatly over the years.
While visiting Holmes Medical Museum, guests will also learn how a patient's blood sugar was tested. They'll also get to view a...
...Death Shroud, which was used to cover a corpse's face after they died at home.
There's also a human skeleton on display. This was used for explaining fractures.
The museum's Radiated Water Urn remains one of its most interesting items. This ceramic urn was popular during the early 1900s because many people believed the radium helped prevent ailments, when in fact it was actually hazardous.
For more information about Holmes Medical Museum, you can view its Facebook page
. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Have you ever visited Holmes Medical Museum in Foley, Alabama? If so, what did you think about it? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Another unique museum in Alabama that’s worthy of a visit is Butch Anthony’s Museum of Wonder in Seale. For information about this one-of-a-kind museum, be sure to take a look at the following article:
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Address: 111 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535, USA