From the collection of the Marks Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History. Photo: Charla Strelan.

Marks Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

Through a diverse collection of instruments, photographs, textbooks, biographies, diaries and artworks, the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History tells the rich history of medicine in Queensland.

Useful information

Mayne Medical Building, 288 Herston Road, Herston, QLD


Café / refreshments
Disabled access
Accessible toilets
Baby changing facilities
Guided tours by request

Opening hours

Tuesday9am – 1pm
Thursday9am – 1pm
Also open by appointment

More information about Marks Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

The Museum is home to some valuable and unique items of medical and historical significance. The collection includes the first x-ray machine in Queensland, Lord Lister’s carbolic spray for antisepsis during surgery, a pioneering humidicrib for twins from 1947, mechanical leeches, a field stretcher from World War I and several early models of the sphygmograph, a mid-19th century device made up of levers and weights to chart the strength of the pulse.

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