Mobile Medical Museum
The Mobile Medical Museum chronicles the history of medical education and public health in the city and the state. It was founded by Dr. Samuel Eichold II in 1962 who obtained a collection of 100 medical artifacts, books, and documents dating back to the 18th century. The museum offers permanent exhibits in three areas: the history and development of medicine in the state, the Medical College of Alabama, and the polio disease and efforts to combat it. Special exhibits are also offered as well, featuring items from the collection, which now numbers around 50,000. The museum is located in the historic Vincent-Doan-Walsh House.
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