Arkansas Country Doctor Museum

It’s a valid assumption that if you’re an Arkansas history fan, you’ve already visited the biggest historical museums in Little Rock. Outside the capital, however, you can also get deeper into those aspects of Arkansas. Including what it was like in the earlier years as a country doctor of Arkansas.  

The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum protects and honors the history of rural healthcare systems and the citizens who delivered the healthcare services to their fellow countrymen. The museum portrays the life of a small rural physician and the history of medicine and how it was performed in the early 20th century, contained in a building that stood as the eleven-room consolidated residence, office, and four-bed principal clinic of three physicians for the small town of Lincoln, Arkansas, between 1936 to 1973. It contains various pieces of antique medical equipment and a Hall of Honor that celebrates noteworthy early doctors and their dedication towards patients and the community.

Dr. Harold Boyer, the child of Dr. Herbert Boyer, established the museum in 1994 to commemorate his father as well as many other Arkansas physicians for their devotion, selfless dedication, and devotion to the Arkansas society and culture. 

The museum is only the second medical museum in the entire United States. Their goal is to honor, conserve and educate about the heritage and dedication of the country’s doctors in Arkansas, the Ozark’s remarkable culture and heritage, as well as the history of medical principles and application. The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum is situated only a few miles from the Prairie Grove Civil War Battlefield Park and Museum and is an excellent addition to your itinerary when you explore Northwest Arkansas.

A noteworthy series of video interviews with anecdotes of past facets of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy is featured in the museum. Established in 2004, the Harold L. Boyer Educational Building hosts educational programs to acquaint learners with the difficulty of illnesses and their impact on clinicians and patients. Conferences draw together broader community networks to tackle past and current healthcare concerns.

The museum also features a carriage house as well as an educational structure. An iron lung, a delivery room, an operating room, with dental and ophthalmic tools are among the pre-modern medical displays. The living spaces have retained the original furniture pieces of the Boyers in the mid-twentieth century, including a proportion of girls’ hats, china plates, and an extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers.

When visiting NWA, don’t miss the chance to come and see the phenomenal Bachman – Wilson House

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