Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine, Rouen

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Delve into the development of medical technology and practices at Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine, which was also the birthplace of famed French writer Gustave Flaubert. Explore the museum, including recreated living quarters from the 18th century, medical oddities, and Flaubert's birth room. Despite the museum's name, the focus lies on medical technology from the 18th and 19th centuries rather than the author's life. You'll have the chance to see unorthodox medical instruments, stuffed mannequins, and even the mummified heads of several people executed by hanging. Don't miss the full-sized and restored apothecary, which gives you a glimpse into the medical industry's past. Before you head to Rouen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rouen route maker tool , to make sure you see all that Rouen has to offer, including Musée Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Médecine.
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  • This museum presents the medicine of the past in what was Gustave Flaubert natal House. So beware it is a museum presenting the work of Flaubert and I want to make this clarification because I have heard some people complain about during the visit. However his interest is certain! In fact it shows the techniques, medical "beliefs" to a time that seems so distant! We say we're good with our medicine because to see things "medicatorture" at that time for what is the ancestor of gynecological care including. And there is also that famous passage, in the visit, a painful subject, namely abandonment of children via some sort of box children, thing that was unfortunately not rare at the time. In short, if you want to take a look at a part of life in the nineteenth centuries, it is here you come!
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  • Expecting great things. Museum mishandled, patchy, almost chaotic, run by anyone other than schioda from the French language. Would not stay there again and would not recommend it.
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  • Museum very interesting, one can say that l ' time we live the medicine has done a lot of progress...
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  • There are also interesting things, but all put in bulk with cartouches in French only (at least there were in English ...). Cashier unkind that doesn't try to meet or make themselves understood somehow, despite our explicit admission of not understanding French.
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  • Interestingly enough, a little rough but mostly too bad "gatekeeper" to the entrance if little happy to be there and so very discourteous...
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  • A small museum!
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