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at St. Anthony Main Closes.
founder, Bob McCoy, retired the Museum's collection was donated to the
Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul in January 2002.
Bob passed away May 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Read his obituary here.
Or leave a comment about Bob here.
Questionable Medical Devices Collection Now at
the Science Museum
The Science Museum is honored to have recently obtained the
collection of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, (formerly
in downtown Minneapolis) upon the retirement of its founders,
Bob and Margaret McCoy. The exhibit highlights quack medical
devices such as the Phrenology machine that "deduces"
personality, a 1950's foot x-ray machine that claimed a perfect
shoe fit every time, the Orgone Energy Accumulator that brought
vitality to people, plus other gizmos reputed to reverse, correct,
or stimulate whatever ailed you. While the collection is rich
with fun and entertainment, it offers a multitude of ways to
reflect on science, society and ethics, skepticism, and objectivity.
Museum of Minnesota press release