|Outline of Museum of Materia Medica
From several countries in the world, this museum has been collecting crude drug samples used in the Traditional System of medicine and ethnomedicine which various ethnic groups have developed in own country. These samples are collected and displayed for the purpose of research and education.
|1973.10||The Museum was started as a crude drug sample collection room belonging
to the Department of
Development of Natural Drug Resources, Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku affiliated to Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama University.
|1974. 6||Founded, Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku under Toyama University.|
|1978. 6||Founded, Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku under Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University.|
|1980. 4||Founded, a crude drug sample room in Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University. Samples were moved from Toyama University.|
|1985. 7||A preservation building for Pharmaceutical Materials was built and the ground floor was developed as Museum of Materia Medica (202 m2) under the guidance of Department of Development of Natural Drug Resources. Samples were moved from Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku.|
|1994. 9||Extended, the floor size of Museum of Materia Medica (193 m2).|
|1996. 5||Founded, Research Center for Ethnomedicines under Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku (associate professor 1, assistant professor 1). The Museum has been handled by the Center.|
|1998. 4||Founded, Foreign visiting professor and associate professor in Research Center for Ethnomedicines.|
|1998.10||First the general public exhibition.|
|2000. 4||First open of Database "ETHMEDmmm"|
The Museum occupies 395 m2 area (exhibition room 270 m2, classification
room13 m2, treatment room 22 m2, storage room 68 m2 and others 22 m2).