The Southern California Medical Museum – Pomona, California - Atlas Obscura

The Southern California Medical Museum

A small medical museum with a recreated doctor's office. 


A collection of medical artifacts, medical photograph, a medical library dating back to 1843, and a recreated doctor’s office from the 1920s, complete with vintage medicines, roll-top desk, microscope and medical bag.

A lecture held in the museum entitled, “Quackery, or Not?” displayed a curious cure-all from the same era, a metal cylinder known as the Oxygenator. Though it cured nothing, it was true to its name: it had nothing inside it but air.

Know Before You Go

The Southern California Medical Museum is located at Western University of Health Sciences Nursing Science Center 350 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766. The museum is not open daily. Advance reservations are required. Call (909) 273-6000 ext. 105.