The History of Pharmacy and Medicine in Kecskemet

Kecskemet hosts a small but highly specialized museum of medicine and pharmacy (part of the Kecskeméti Katona József Múzeum). Their collection is much larger, including about 5000 artifacts, but those selected for the exhibition are well chosen and well explained. Through its dual structure, the history of both medicine and pharmacy, the museum most resembles the History of Pharmacy Collection in Cluj. We highly recommend a visit to the Orvos- és Gyógyszerészettörténeti Gyűjtemény, with its nice design, good visual materials (drawings, digital data), and extensive English presentation file. There are also interactive areas – one can discover the smell and therapeutic indications of volatile oils and the trendy design of old pharmaceutical commercials. We congratulate the curator, Ágnes Mészáros, and her team.