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Museum of Medical History at Charite – Sauerbruch
July 20 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Museum of Medical History at Charite
Exhibition about the famous surgeon Sauerbruch in the Museum of Medical History
Saturday, 20 July at 10:00 (Meeting at 9:50)
We will join the BIWC for a visit one of Angela’s favorite museums in Berlin, the Museum of Medical History at Charité. The special exhibition “Auf Messers Schneide” (On a Knife-Edge) offers a portrait of Germany’s most famous surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch – examined from a differentiated academic perspective.
Sauerbruch was internationally famous for his innovative operations and well known for his uncompromising and passionate dedication to all patients independent of their social, political or ethnic backgrounds, but he also supported criminal “research projects” by the SS. Sauerbruch was the prototype of the German expression “demi-
god in white”, with further drama and tragedy for patients at the end of his career as he was not barred from operating although he was suffering from dementia. To keep the costs low for our members we will not have a tour guide but there is the possibility of renting an audio guide available for a fee of €3 in German and English.
The audio guide will present ca. 60-90 min info for the special exhibition and ca. 3 h for special and permanent exhibition together.
Following the exhibition, we could have a stop to revitalize at Sarah Wiener’s Café and Restaurant in Hamburger Bahnhof.
►Venue: Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité, Charitéplatz 1, 1017 Berlin
►Meeting: at 09:50 in front of the entrance or inside (when raining). The decision about a possible group discount will be made at 10:00 depending upon if there are enough attendees present for the group discount.
►Getting there: (Recommendation: S-Hauptbahnhof + 10 min walk) S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75, S9 to Hauptbahnhof or Friedrichstraße U6 to Naturkundemuseum or Oranienburger Tor Bus line TXL, 123, 142, 147 and 245
(a campus plan can be provided at registration)
►Cost: Entrance fee of €9 (or €6 with group discount for groups of 10+ persons) to be paid at the entrance counter. Reduced price for students, senior citizens etc. are €4 (or €2 with group discount).The entrance fee will give you access not only to the special exhibition but also to the permanent exhibition on that day.
Drinks and food to be paid at one’s own expense directly to the restaurant.
►Register: Please sign up with Angela as soon as possible, but latest at 15 July as the group must be registered at the museum in advance. This event is open to members and (female & male) guests. All registrations will be handled in the order they are received. Members of the BIWC have also been invited to attend this event.