Semmelweis Museum of Medical History

Museum in Gellért Hill & Tabán

This quirky (and sometimes grisly) museum traces the history of medicine from Graeco-Roman times through medical tools and photographs; inevitably in Hungary, another antique pharmacy makes an appearance. Featured are the life and works of Ignác Semmelweis (1818–65), the 'saviour of mothers', who discovered the cause of puerperal (childbirth) fever. He was born in this house.