Museum of Medical History

Florida SouthWestern State College Museum of Medical History, David Bernstein, M.D. Memorial.

The Medical History Museum at FSW is the result of the collective efforts of Dr. Roger Scott, M.D., Lee County's first board certified surgeon and Dr. Jacob H. Goldberger, M.D., a general surgeon in Fort Myers. The Museum honors the memory of Goldberger’s partner, Dr. David Bernstein. The museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and development of medicine from all periods. In addition to the intriguing displays, the Medical History Museum at Florida SouthWestern State College will host educational programs, public events and lectures.

About Us

The Museum of Medical History provides historical displays depicting the practice of medicine, primarily in Southwest Florida, from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. Exhibits detail the progression of surgery, nursing, human prosthetics, therapeutic and diagnostic devices, and pharmaceutical artifacts. Housed in an 1,800-square-foot gallery within the nursing building on the Lee Campus, the Museum opened in November of 2010, culminating nearly two years of collaboration with its founders, surgeons RogerScott, M.D., and Jacob Goldberger, M. D. The Museum honors the memory of Goldberger's partner, Dr. David Bernstein. The Museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving and interpreting the history and development of medicine.

Mission

The Museum is dedicated to collect, preserve and interpret the history and development of medicine in Lee County and the surrounding Southwest Florida areas, but will extend to medical history worldwide. Through our museum displays we will preserve and interpret objects through educational programs, public events and lectures.