Object of the Month: June 2021

Object of the Month: June 2021 The Oldest Vaccination Attest in the Medical Museum Collection   A vaccination certificate is inscribed with two names, that of a doctor or a surgeon on the one hand and that of the vaccinated child – or adult – on the other. The document has been marked by two human destinies […]

Object of the Month: May 2021

Object of the Month: May 2021 Vaccination Certificate, 1828 In the spring of 2021, after a year and half with COVID-19, coronavirus vaccines promise protection against the disease to each of us, as well as the swift end to the pandemic and return to „normal“ times. Many of us have the certificates of one or both […]

Object of the Month: April 2021

  Object of the Month: April 2021 A Vaccine Pen  Smallpox is the first infectious disease to be fought by vaccination. Variolation, immunization against smallpox by introducing material from pustules of a patient, had spread in Europe early in the 18th century: a surgeon cut the skin with a scalpel or a lancet and rubbed the liquid into the […]

Object of the Month: March 2021

Object of the Month: March 2021 Jet Injector from the Smallpox Eradication Campaign In 2021, the hope of people menaced by the coronavirus turns to vaccination. Several vaccines for the SARS-CoV 2 virus have been produced: the compounds are being tested and inhabitants of various countries await the injection that will protect them from the […]

Object of the Month: December 2020

Object of the Month: December 2020 COVID-19 Plush Virus Would you like a soft plush virus for your home? The Connecticut-based GIANTMicrobes company, which had brought hundreds of cuddly germs – deadly, annoying, as well as beneficial – as well as figures of vitamins, human organs and diseases to the toy market over the last two […]

Object of the Month: November 2020

Object of the Month: November 2020 Corrosive Sublimate, A Disinfectant Against the Virus, 1918 News of the current pandemic, the changing conditions and the response come as quickly as they go.  Some events and pseudoevents remain in our memory even after their protagonists depart the scene. At a press briefing on April 24, 2020, Donald Trump suggested […]

Object of the Month: October 2020

Václav Kocián, Petr Kadlec, Hua Hua Architects: Gastro žije Safe Zone (2020), NLK Medical Museum. Photograph by Veronika Löblová Object of the Month: October 2020 Gastro žije! Safe Zones in Corona Times The bright yellow table „Gastro žije“ (Gastro Lives) at the entrance to the Medical Museum is a part of the museum exhibit and its […]

Object of the Month: September 2020

Object of the Month: September 2020 A Woman Protected from Cholera A copper patch on the chest over flannel bandages, a bodice made of elastic rubber. Above the dress a belt of small bricks, with wax taffeta bow flying towards the back. Lower leg clothes triple garnished with herb bags at the foot. Shoes and overshoes with […]

Masks for Little Heroes

 Masks for Little Heroes (Hua Hua Architects, 2020). Lego figures put on face masks as well: doctors and nurses, superheroes and techers, sportsmen and workers, little men and little women. Why should children be afraid of them? Masks for Little Heroes were designed and made by the Hua Hua Architects studio in Brno. You can […]

Greek COVID 19 Stamp

The Greek stamp was issued as a token of thanks to health professionals as well as all those who followed the quarantine measures, by mid-June still very successful. On the reverse side of the bloc of stamps depicting a man on a ladder the image includes – as an apparent afterthought – a woman as well.