Southern California Medical Museum

Urine Analysis

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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

Admission: Adults $5 and Students $3. We are a Blue Star Museum - Armed Forces Service personnel and their families are free.

Civil War medical equipment

Lectures and Exhibits

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 is free.

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.