Welcome reception at the Museum of Medicine
The Museum of Medicine, located on the campus of the Erasme Hospital next to the Symposium venue, features nearly 10,000 pieces that illustrate the evolution of medicine. The Great Hall presents a chronological journey from antiquity to present day. It also offers a route from Egypt to Mesopotamia, evoking the pre-Columbian medicine practiced by the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas, but also the art of healing using magic and the history of surgery in war times. In addition, the museum has a very interesting collection of anatomical waxes from the 19th century.
Jules Jean-Baptiste Vincent Bordet is a belgian immnunologist and microbiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1919. He devoted most of his life to the study of immunological mechanisms and has isolated, with Octave Gengou, Bordetella pertussis, the whooping cough bacillus, in 1906.
In this centenary year, the Museum of Medicine honors Jules Bordet and his contemporaries.