Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Museum located?

Building AA, Room 178
Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Lee Campus Map/Driving Directions

 What are the operating hours of the Museum of Medical History?

Monday, Friday & Saturday: 10am — 2pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am — 4pm
or by special arrangement with the Curator

What is the brief history of this Museum?

In January 2000, Dr. Jacob Goldberger & Dr. Roger Scott founded the Museum of Medical History in memory of Dr. David Bernstein as a not for profit corporation, dedicated to the collection and preservation of objects that are characteristic of the development of Medicine and Medical Practice. The Museum has displayed its developing collection in many locations; however Florida SouthWestern State College is now the first permanent home for the principal segment of the vast collection as well as the founding Curator.

How has the Collection developed?

The collection has been totally donated by both individuals and groups over the last 11 years.  It represents one of the most extensive and eclectic collections of instruments, equipment, documents and medical educational materials in the State of Florida.

How is the Museum funded?

The museum has been both privately and publicly funded.

 How was the Museum founded?

In January 2000, Dr. Jacob Goldberger & Dr. Roger Scott founded the Museum of Medical History in memory of Dr. David Bernstein as a not for profit corporation, dedicated to the collection and preservation of objects that are characteristic of the development of Medicine and Medical Practice.

Can private tours be arranged?

Yes. Please contact the Museum Curator at 239-489-9208. The alternate number is 239-985-8398.

How can I arrange a speaker for my group?

Please contact the Museum Curator at 239-489-9208. The alternate number is 239-985-8398.

How do I contact the Curator?

Please call 239-489-9208; the alternate number is 239-985-8398.