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Part of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Adler Museum of Medicine contains interesting and invaluable collections depicting the history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. Apart from the hundreds of items of medical historical interest on display, there are also documents, sculptures, pictures, videos and philatelic and medallion collections relating to medical history as well as the history of allied health sciences. There are reconstructions of an African herb shop, a patient consulting a sangoma (traditional healer), and a 20th century Johannesburg pharmacy, a doctor’s consulting room, a dental surgery, an operating theatre and an optometry display of the same period.

Address: 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat on request; Closed Sundays
Phone: +27 11 717 2081

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