Modern medicine is nothing short of miraculous, with most of what we know today coming from thousands of years of exploration, trial, and error. These ten museums offer a fascinating and sometimes grotesque chronology of human progress in the realm of medicine.
While most of the other museums on our list were founded with the intention of educating the public about the progression of medicinal practices on a trajectory that has brought us the marvelous breakthroughs of modern medicine, the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices has a different angle. This institution serves to display all of the utterly useless and downright bizarre things people of the past have implemented in attempts to cure the ailments of the day. One popular item here is the psychograph, which supposedly determined various elements of a person’s personality by analyzing small bumps on their head.