Fermeture du musée d'histoire de la médecine de l'hôpital universitaire de Berlin

Fermeture du musée d’histoire de la médecine de l’hôpital universitaire de Berlin

The Board of Berlin’s university hospital, the Charite, are planning to close its medical-historical museum, an institution founded by the pioneering pathologist Rudolf Virchow in 1899 (as his pathology museum).

Times are tough, the financial situation of the Charite is dire, and according to press officer Stefanie Winde, running a museum does not form part of the core competencies of a university hospital (it most  certainly did for Virchow!).

On the museum, see:  http://www.bmm.charite.de/museumtransparent/pathmuseum_e.htm

On the planned closure, see this article in the Berliner Zeitung (in German): http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitung/berlin/charite-museum/355127.php