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The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near west side of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheater, autopsy room, and library.
A secret treasuretrove of 19th century artifacts. The medical auditorium is one of a kind. There were four free standing pathology buildings built in the 1890's. All the others have been torn down. We have preserved a unique structure that was 30 years ahead of its time. John Pless
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