Being ill 100 years ago
Skin diseases and findings from surgery are shown in the Moulagen Museum as lifelike three-dimensional replicas. The historical wax Moulages were produced from 1918 to the 1960s - via a plaster cast directly from the patient. They were used for medical education at the university, but also to document research results and as illustrations of newly described diseases at conferences. Today, the case histories published in scientific journals at the time provide a moving historical retrospective into the health and social situation of those affected. We will shed special light on these in the exhibition and the guided tours on the "Lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen".
We offer guided tours at every full hour from 7 PM - 1 AM.