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Cultural History Exhibition “The Physician” at Historisches Museum Speyer
February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 6:00 pm
Rob Cole is the main character of the renowned novel “The Physician“. Striving to heal the sick and to gather knowledge, his journey leads him away from Europe to the Orient, where he receives insights into ancient medical practices by Arabic scholars. The movie adaptation of the captivating story received widespread acclaim and was seen by millions. In reference to this riveting story the Historical Museum of the Palatinate presents a special exhibition on the history of medicine. The exhibition that started in December 2019 provides insights into the complex and fascinating developments in the medical field. Ranging from ancient times to the present, the exhibition explains how ancient knowledge reached the Arabic world and returned back to Europe in the 11th century, where it met with the medical practices of the monasteries. Following the footsteps of “The Physician” the exhibition takes the visitors on a journey through medical knowledge of various times and cultures by compiling an assortment of exhibits of diverse backgrounds. These objects are for the first time presented in the context of an exhibition. The visitors encounter medieval healers and doctors of modern times. They learn about the old medical practices of the ancient world and receive a glimpse of the scientific research of the future. At the cashier English-speaking visitors can get an accompanying booklet to the exhibition in English free of charge. For information about admission fees, guided tours etc. please visit the website www.museum.speyer.de or call at 06232-62 02 22. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Poster Layout/Plakatgestaltung: © eichfelder artworks für das Historische Museum der Pfalz