The 4,000-square-foot Touma Museum of Medicine in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, contains more than 2,800 historical, medical artifacts within nearly a dozen fascinating galleries, covering categories such as cardiology, surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pharmacy, dentistry and general medicine.
In 2017, Joseph B. Touma, MD, and his wife, Omayma Touma, MD, physicians who served the Huntington community for nearly 50 years, donated this private collection to Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, which now manages the museum, and makes it available for viewing by appointment and for private event rentals.
"The Touma family is such an important part of our community, and, in particular, has been instrumental in the development of our medical school," said Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. "We are so grateful that Marshall has been entrusted with the care of this superb collection."
"Omayma and I are honored and pleased to partner with Marshall to preserve this collection for future generations to come," said Dr. Joseph Touma, whose diverse collections can also be found in the Touma Ear, Nose & Throat Museum, the Touma Near Eastern Gallery of The Huntington Museum of Art, and at Damascus Metalwork.