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Mobile Medical Museum, Mobile

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#12 of 15 in Museums in Mobile
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Founded in 1962, by Dr. Samuel Eichold, II, the Mobile Medical Museum preserves and exhibits medical artifacts and archives to commemorate Mobile’s prominent place in the history of medical education and public health within the state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast. The Museum’s collections and exhibitions provide the public with a broad understanding of the evolution of the art and science of health care.

Since 2004, the Museum has been located in the Vincent-Doan-Walsh House, Mobile’s oldest extant private residence, which is located on the midtown campus of the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Included on the National Register of Historic Places of the National Park Service, the house was built in 1827 by Captain Benjamin Vincent, who commanded several cargo vessels that sailed between New Orleans and Mobile.



The Museum’s collections include thousands of medical artifacts, photographs, and documents from the past 300 years. The Museum also houses the J.L. Bedsole Archives and Ben May Library, which together contain over 50 cubic feet of letters, doctor’s registers, photographs, and rare books.



The Mobile Medical Museum is a locally supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive any funding from federal, state, county, or city taxes.
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  • Unfortunately it's a smaller museum BUT the artifacts, exhibits and information contained in the little museum are such a curiosity.  more »
  • First.. this museum is located at Mobile's Women's and Childrens Hospital and parking is on the road leading into the medical complex and across from Ronald McDonald house. I am a retired RN and...  more »
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  • I have lived on the Gulf coast for over 20 years and never knew this places existed! Such a great experience to go and visit a local museum to learn about the medical history! It is a small museum, but full of great historical information! I would recommend to make a stop here and checking it out!
  • Loved this! Make sure you schedule a tour and get ready to learn alot

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