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Country Doctor Museum, Bailey

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#169 of 183 in Museums in North Carolina
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  • We arrived at 20 minutes after the hour and learned that tours are only offered on the hour. Therefore, we left and came back. Other reviewers have listed in detail what can be seen. Great tour guide....  more »
  • I was so impressed with the number of artifacts that this little museum had. There are four buildings, 1 with types of transportation and an iron lung, one with meds, tools and dental equipment, and t...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • We've passed the signs for this museum for years, and we finally decided to stop. It is much more interesting (and larger) than we expected. The docent was very informative, explaining and answering questions about everything from the live leeches to a demo on how doctors made their own pills, and from the medicinal herb garden to the iron lung. And after the museum, take the receipt to a local café for a discount on a tasty and​ reasonably priced lunch. Well worth the trip!
  • Great place to learn about medical history and see some of the actual tools used by doctors and nurses.
  • 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.
  • Worth seeing, very interesting.
  • 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.

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