Musée Dupuytren, A Paris Museum Full of Medical Curiosities






The collection of medical museum, Musée Dupuytren, at Faculte de Medecine in Paris is full of thousands of anatomical curiosities, including wax models, creepy alcohol-preserved specimens (many of which are malformed), an amazing library and even medical wood carvings.

The museum was created in 1835 by Mathieu Orfila, often referred to as the “Father of Toxicology”, at the bequest of French anatomist and military surgeon, Baron Guillaume Dupuytren.

Art of Bleeding has posted a completely gory but utterly fascinating set of photos as has Joanna Ebenstein of Morbid Anatomy.

via Art of Bleeding

photos by Art of Bleeding and Joanna Ebenstein