Pirogov’s Pharmacy Museum
For better pharmaceutical supply of his patients Pirogov in 1870 obtained permission to establish the pharmacy on his estate Vyshnya (Cherry), which was the first country pharmacy in Podillya.
In the grounds of Vyshnya estate he was growing medicinal plants, raw materials of which were used in medicines production.
Often, a note “pro pauper” (for the poor) was found on Pirogov’s prescriptions. It meant that in such a case medicine in his pharmacy was provided free of charge.
The exhibition of the Pharmacy Museum presents pharmaceutical utensils of the 2nd half of the 19th century, medicine storage bottles, etc.
At the expose there are antique scales, prescription blanks with the inscription: “The Pharmacy of N.I. Pirogov in the village Vyshnya”, his scripts, formularies in Pharmacology of that time.
A life-size statue of the pharmacist stands near the table for the preparation of drugs.
The operating room and Pirogov’s reception contain a restored interior of the 19th century. In the opening of the curtains you can see the reception. There are sick people in a small room – adults, children, men and women, all are waiting for a doctor’s appointment. In the middle of the operating room – a statue of Nikolay Pirogov leans over the sick man and the Medical Assistant provides a wonderful doctor with assistance. There are surgical tools, medications, dressing, etc. on the operating table.
Near the museum pharmacy the visitors can see small garden-bed of medicinal plants, used in Pirogov’s practice.