Shocking!

The invention of electricity in the late 19th century gave rise to a number of new problems, including a spate of injuries caused by exposure to electrical current. As a result, a new field of medicine was born: electropathology. In 1906 a small collection of electropathological instruments was displayed for the first time at the World Expo in Vienna. The success of this exhibition led to the creation of the Electropathological Museum in the Austrian capital. When the museum closed in 2002, many of the exhibits were passed on to the Vienna Technical Museum, though the wet preparations from this collection are part of the pathological anatomy collection in the Fool’s Tower.
 
Upcoming guided tours: Sat, 13 June, from 11:00 / Sat, 4 July from 11:00
For more information or to book a guided tour call +43 1 52177-605 or send an e-mail to eduard.winter@nhm-wien.ac.at