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Exhibition : Medicine

Doctors from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1914-1918

Doctors from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1914-1918
© Hôpital Erasme - ULB
  • Opening periods
    • from Monday 15 September 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015
    • Address:
      Musée de la Médecine
      ULB Campus Erasme, route de Lennik 808-1070
      1070 Brussels (ANDERLECHT)

    • MAPS: Google Maps

    Discover the contribution and the role of doctors from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) regarding the care and treatment given to those injured in the war. In Brussels from 15/09 and 31/01/15!

    The exhibition contextualises the various contributions made with the aid of over 250 objects, pieces, medals, wax anatomies, equipment, instruments, witness accounts, written documents, engravings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, reconstructions...

    This exhibition centred on Antoine Depage, also shows that doctors were in charge of overseeing health care and carrying out medical research.

    It also particularly focuses on demonstrating that despite the atrocities of the First World War, these doctors were carrying out extremely invaluable work in taking care of those injured and the treatment of those suffering, and thus greatly contributed to medical progress.

    The exhibition recalls the humanist and universal dimension of medicine.

    A commemoration book written for the occasion communicates the results of the research work lead by a group of former doctors at the ULB hospitals.

    Practical information

    Open Monday-Friday from 1-4pm and on the first weekend of each month.

    The "Les médecins de l'ULB dans le tourmente de la guerre 14-18" (The ULB doctors in turmoil in the First World War) €20, in addition to the "Catalogue de l'exposition" (Exposition catalogue) €8 are on sale at the Medicine Museum or via email or telephone provided below.

    Find out about our other events commemorating the First World War.


    • tel. : +32 (0) 2 555 34 31
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    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.