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“The beginning of scientific psychiatry”
The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum maintains a collection of scientific artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a completely authentic setting. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheatre, autopsy room, and library.
Super accommodating staff! I worked with Norma to organize a large group tour, we were able to have 40 students come through in 5 sets of tours of 8. The staff is super knowledgeable and taught us... Read more
I can't express how much I loved this tour. It is like walking into a time capsule. I felt like I was a visitor to the lab in the 1800's getting a tour of my new work place. Learning how far we... Read more
Indiana Medical History Museum
- Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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