“Welcome to the doctor’s office of the 1950s!” This is the slogan for the MedMuseum’s new photo spot, where visitors can photograph each other standing in an original Helioskop 2 X-ray machine from the 1950s using their own smartphone or camera – a fun memento of their visit to the MedMuseum
The 1950s were a special time: rock and roll blasted out from jukeboxes, VW Beetles roamed the streets, and Hawaii toast brought a touch of the exotic to our tables. Back then, the challenges faced by doctors’ offices and clinics were much the same as they are today: limited space, staff shortages, and the need for multifunctionality in X-ray devices. And this is where the Siemens Helioskop 2 X-ray unit proved to be a winner: It was versatile, easy to operate, small, and robust. Its compact design meant it could fit into even the smallest consulting rooms, and the device could be operated by a sole physician with no need for additional personnel. What is more, it combined two functions into one: besides fluoroscopy of the heart and lungs, it could also be used to produce traditional X-ray images.
The Helioskop 2 is an historical exhibit that visitors can touch and even stand inside – a rarity in museums. Take this unique opportunity to picture yourself in medical history.