Country Doctor Museum, Bailey
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Leeches for blood letting! Opium mixtures for colicky babies! Foot-pedal-operated dental drills! Horses and buggies for travel to patient homes! Iron lungs! These are only a few of the ah-ha moments f... read more »
We became aware of this place from seeing the signs while enroute to visit East Carolina University. We later discovered that it is actually now owned by ECU, and when our Corvette club decided to pla... read more »
We too found this in "Off the Beaten Path" and it truly is off the beaten path but easy to find due to good signage. You can only tour with a guided tour. My wife and I were the only ones on a tour. W... read more »
Great place to stop in if you have an hour to kill on your way to or from Raleigh/Greenville. The tours are guided only and by fantastic staff members who are very knowledgeable. You can tell the staff are very passionate about this history and seek to preserve it well. Learned that this museum is owned and operated by East Carolina University. Even if you're not passionate about medical history, you can learn a lot just by stoping in.
My Grandfather and Great Grandfather were doctors so I looked forward to seeing this museum. It truly gave you a feel of the old time country doctor with a very well done tour. From seeing how leaches were used by early doctors, to how pills were made from scratch to and how homeopathy medicine was used. Even some civil war medical tools are on display. I also enjoyed seeing the doctors buggies and classic cars including the iron lung and the story behind it. The entrance fee and tour was only $5.00 They had a nice gift shop and with your receipt gave you got a discount for the local owned restaurant right down the street.
This museum is amazing. So fun and educational! $3 for kids and$5 for adults! So much fun!
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