The collection of artifacts and documents now comprising the Mobile
Medical Museum began in 1962 with a gift donated by Patricia Heustis
Paterson as a memorial to her father, James F. Heustis, M.D.
(1828-1891), a native Mobilian with an outstanding medical career.
Samuel Eichold, II, M.D. encouraged Mrs. Paterson to designate that her
gift be used to start a museum in her father's name. There were
approximately 100 artifacts and documents in the initial collection.
In 1983, the museum collection was moved to the lobby of USA's Mastin
building, adjacent to the University South Alabama Medical Center and
continued to grow. In 1990, the museum collection moved to the Lafayette
Lobby of the USA Springhill facility.
In spring of 2003, USA agreed to renovate the historic Vincent/Doan
house to provide a more visible and accessible home for the museum. The
site is at the entrance to Children's Park near the Children's and
Women's Hospital. The structure was initially used as a residence built
by Captain Benjamin Vincent in 1827. It is listed in the Historic
America Buildings Survey of the National Parks and is included on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Tours by Appointment Only
Call 251.415.1109 for Reservation.
We are located 2.9 miles east of I-65, Exit 5A
Mobile Medical Museum
1664 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36604