Pacient and doctor: from narration to objectivity


How did the doctor-patient relation change in the twenties and thirties? The Sant Rafael Pavilion hosts a new museographical installation that explores the medical innovations that occurred in the early 20th century, revolutionising the relationship between doctors and patients. 
Organised in collaboration with the Museum of the History of Medicine of Catalonia, the exhibition explores the scientific mechanisms and procedures that enabled medical professionals to make diagnoses on the basis of objective data, beyond patients’ explanations. The detection of internal injuries, the prevention of infections in the operating theatre, the suppression of pain, and the analysis of fluids and tissues are some of the innovations that the exhibition presents in the form of photographs and instruments. 
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