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Tracing life

Einblick in den Präparatesaal

The Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité has been showing an extensive permanent exhibition since 2007. The presentation takes its guests - in the spirit of Rudolf Virchow - on a "journey under the skin".

The tour begins in the early 18th century with a visit to the Berlin Anatomical Theater. Via the Anatomical Museum, visitors reach the pathologist's dissection room, Rudolf Virchow's collection of specimens, the specialized clinic, the laboratories of medical research and the bedside of the sick.

The exhibition spans 300 years of medical history. It shows central images and models of the human body, which medicine has developed during this time. And it offers an outline of what resulted from this for diagnostics and therapy, without forgetting the patient's point of view.

The exhibition levels are linked by a text-picture volume on the history of the Charité. Numerous events and backgrounds from the development of the tradition-rich Berlin university hospital are presented here.

Anatomisches Theater
Anatomical Theater
Historischer Krankensaal
Historic Ward
Übungsmodell Geburt
Practice model birth