more information on the Touma Museum
Touma Museum of Medicine
314 Ninth Street
Huntington
West Virginia 25701
USA
"A private medical museum that has weird antiquated doctor's equipment, such as foot-driven dentist drills and tonsil guillotines. It's run by Dr. Joseph Touma, who collected all these things."
 



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  The Touma museum is a private medical history museum in downtown Huntington W Virginia USA.

It was created by Dr Touma, a resident of Huntington who still works as a medic.

The museum is on the 3rd floor at 314 9th Street

You can only visit by prior invite and with an arrangement to be accompanied.

I went in Jul 2012 as part of my grand tour.

The acoustic ear trumpet display dominates the museum which includes 2 cars

The items are laid out in 3 large free standing glass cases and 8 bench top displays

If you look hard one more case becomes apparent with some 40 walking sticks.

Most of them are acoustic aids, I don't know if all are as clearly I could not touch anything

I estimated 400? (I am going to count the pictures) acoustic examples with virtually no duplications

Many of them are not in the catalogues that I have seen

Quite a few I have only seen at the Touma

The displays are not formally catalogued with any descriptions or dates

As a piece of social history this display must be protected for future generations

My pictures will give you some idea why I thought going thousands of miles was worth my while.
 
My helpful minder Mr. Rahall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  more trumpet pictures