The birth of the Museum in the city of Salerno has a strong historical and cultural value that relates perfectly to the local tradition based on illustrious presence of the medical school of Salerno.
Mario and Fernando Padilla, respectively the father and brother of Robert, to whom the Museum is named, made available, to the town of Salerno, a collection of surgical equipment and historical instruments some of which rare and relate to all branches of medicine. Paha, of Roman origin, spent his life collecting rare pieces and originality in the recreation of this museum is in research and attention to detail with which were placed the precious objects dating back to between the 17th and 20th centuries. To intrigue visitors and also to revive the atmosphere of past centuries, in many theaters, have been recreated environments by scenes of life.
This collection is distributed on two levels in large rooms of the historical Palazzo in via Galdieri Dejan de Ruggiero, a road with a meaningful name that marks even more the importance and merits covered by the famous medical school of Salerno.
The tools listed and distributed in different rooms, are ordered for medical surgical disciplines, specifically represented by Anatomy, Anesthesiology, general surgery, neurosurgery, surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, obstetrics and gynaecology, Otorhinolaryngology, pneumology, rehabilitation, trauma and Urology. The path assigned to the visit through the 14 meeting rooms open to the public was investigated for issues, following a demo-educational logic.