Why a glass case with medical antiques is paid so much attention to in the exposition?
Lidia Markovich, a leading researcher at the Museum of the History of Minsk:
It is no mere chance. The time we are talking about is the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. It’s the time of technical progress in Minsk. The first transport appears. Water system installation, telephone penetration, electrification and development of health care service took place in those days.
And this pharmacy is one of the first seven pharmacies in Minsk.
The Museum presented different kinds of bottles, where medical, mineral and poisonous substances were kept.
And medical utensils for dispensing drugs.
Medicine was prepared in pharmacies, which were then sold on prescription. There are a few of medical appliances. One of them is rather scary, if you imagine the way it was used.
These are scissors for tonsils removal.
The Museum also has a dissertation manuscript by Bakarevich. It is precious for the Museum, because it was signed by Sergei Urantsov, who was in charge of Minsk hospitals No2 and No3 for quite a long time.