Many tourists are unlikely to know anything about Alexandre Yersin and his remarkable contributions to science and medicine. Thanks to a series of curatorial comments accompanying the exhibits in this small, modest museum you will leave with an appreciation and understanding of his extraordinary life and accomplishments.
Dedicated to the founder of Nha Trang’s Pasteur Institute and the scientist Dr Alexandre Yersin, this small museum will give you an idea of his work in the discovery and cure for the bubonic plague.
Dr Alexandre Yersin
A bacteriologist and a naturalized French physician, Dr Alexandre Yersin lived in Switzerland in his early years. He is remembered as the discoverer of the bacillus.
The inspirational museum
Alexandre Yersin Museum is a small museum located in close proximity to many serviced apartments in Nha Trang, the likes of Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang.The displays are static in nature but the explanation of the exhibits is more often than not in English, French and Vietnamese.
Worth a visit
Dr Yersin, a European immunologist, arrived in Na Trang in 1891 to study infected animals and proceeded to spend the rest of his life in Na Trang until his death in 1943. Visit this museum which pays homage to a man of many talents.
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