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- Posted:Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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If that sounds familiar, then the following exhibition is probably one for you. Being held in Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum until November 29th, it's called Greetings from Historical Postcards of Illnesses and Treatments, which may not sound too appealing at first but I've seen a few pictures on the Iamsterdam website and they're pretty interesting - and eye-opening! (Almost literally.)
It features 600 cards originally owned by pharmacist and clinical pharmacologist Peter de Smet and those who go will also be treated to other similar relics belonging to the museum, such as disease masks and wax casts of body parts. Sounds a little macabre, perhaps, but I bet you have a good time and learn a little something too about the evolution of medicine! Seems to me like we're pretty lucky, living in this modern world of ours.
If you don't think you can stomach it, head to the Artis Royal Zoo, Zoological and Geological Museum instead to check out their cat exhibition, which compares the different animals from around the earth.
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