A summary of the past will have a tremendous effect on the future work in human health, life, and death (William Henry Welch)

This database helps to find out historical medical landmarks by their location.

It is intended as a co-operative project - a wiki - for people interested in the history of medicine and others health-related topics.

When you travel for personal or professional reasons, through this project, you can easily locate (potentially, at least!) significant places to pay a visit to in every Country or City: buildings, monuments, museums, libraries, birthplaces, works of art, etc.

This is a work in progress. Everyone can add new items to “the map”, and enrich or correct the existing ones.

Then, go to the Page Tree by Countries or use the "Search" button.

Read here the special issue of MEDIC dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Himetop Project (2008-2018).

Why the name Himetop? Because it is an acronym (History of medicine topographical database) but also because it sounds a little like Imhotep, the egyptian "Father of Medicine" (c. 2686-30 B.C.E.).

Himetop is a project promoted by the Research Unit of History of Medicine, at the Campus Bio-Medico University, in Rome and directed by Luca Borghi (ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l).

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