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The Southern California Medical Museum is located at Western University of Health
Sciences in Pomona, CA. We are open by appointment only and closed on major
holidays. The museum is at the corner of Garey Ave. and Fourth St. in Pomona; 350
S. Garey Avenue (first floor).
The Southern California Medical Museum was founded in 1982 by the Historical
Committee of the San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) to collect and preserve
medical artifacts and record the history of medicine in the Inland Empire area.
The Museum consists of display cases housing a collection of medical artifacts,
arranged to emphasize the various specialties of medicine and to give the visitor
an opportunity to learn about the instruments and tools that have been used in the
past and at present.
A life-size diorama is a re-creation of a doctor's office of the 1910-1930's
era and portrays the typical examination room with mannequins of a doctor seated
at his roll-top desk and a mother and her child standing nearby. Additional items
include equipment that might be found in an office of that era. A dentist's
office is now Included in the diorama.
Contact: For more information contact Debbie Long, Museum Coordinator, at (909)
273-6000 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission: Adults $5 and Students $3. We are a
Blue Star Museum - Armed Forces Service personnel and their families are free.
Continuing exhibit at Western University of Health Sciences Pumerantz Library
- "Medicine in the Civil War" - An exhibit containing a government sponsored
part with posters and flags, a selection of books related to the Civil War, and
an extensive collection of medical instruments, pharmacy and hospital items, and
objects that in this day and age would be deemed to be quackery. Also in the exhibit
is an amputation set, early stethoscopes and other diagnostic instruments and a
set of bloodletting tools. Western University of Health Sciences Pumerantz Library,
287 E. Third St., Pomona, CA. For more information call
(909) 469-5319. Admission
Continuing exhibit at Lincoln Memorial Shrine - Capital surgical field kit,
formerly owned by Selden Minor from Oberlin, Kansas, who served for the Union Army
in the 111th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. It is the largest made kit
with 4 drawers; only 960 were made and few survive. The kit contains a full set
of knives, saws and cutting forceps for amputation, instruments for drilling a hole
in the skull, and a set of urological items among many others. Lincoln Memorial
Shrine, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands, CA 92373;
(909) 798-7632. Admission
is free. Open between 1:00 and 5:00 PM daily except on Monday. The exhibit contains
one of the best collections of Lincoln in Civil War memorabilia in the country and
very much worth a visit!
Continuing small exposition of medical related items at the library of Arrowhead
Regional Medical Center, 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton, CA. Subject changes every 3
to 5 months. Current topic is "Reversal of Fortune: The Kellogg Brothers." Call
the library at (909) 580-1000 to announce
your visit. Open each weekday during office hours.