The museum was created in 1967 by a group of women from North Carolina. In 2001, East Carolina University became a guardian for the museum. Two years later the museum was donated to the Medical Foundation of East Carolina University.
There are two different parts of the museum. You start in a small room in the gift shop area and watch a short video on the history and the people involved. You can see what the women who were involved in the war wore. Then you move to the first building where you can see things such as how the doctors made pills, to what they put in medicines. It shows how they drew blood, medicine formulas, instruments the doctors used, and what they would carry around showing they were a doctor. There are dentistry instruments, midwife kits, and splints.
The next building shows what the doctors would travel in and how the families got around. Also there is an Iron Lung. The Iron Lung is what people with Polio lived in. The Country Doctor Museum hold a lot of great history of how medicine was used in the older days, and what they used. The tours typically last a hour every hour from 10-3.