Dr Anna’s House and Medical Surgery, Germany

Dr Annas House and Surgery

Dr Anna's was the medical surgery and home of a doctor and his wife. Abandoned for 15 years, the house is a time-capsule that still contains all their belongings and medical items.

Visited July 2014  Germany Germany Abandoned

History of Dr Anna’s House & Surgery

Dr Anna’s House is the home and medical surgery of a doctor who specialised in the field of urology. I have no idea why it’s called Dr Anna’s, as there was no reference to an Anna anywhere in the house, only Dr K who lived at the property with his wife, and his partner Dr C who worked at the surgery.

The lower two floors were the surgery, encompassing examination rooms and an operating room, waiting areas, store rooms, a library and all the other facilities common to a doctors surgery. The upper three floors were the living area, and it was clear the wealthy couple led an opulent life.

Dr K was born in 1910 and died at the age of 78 in October 1988. The property was still occupied after his death, most likely by his wife, however it is unclear as to whether the surgery was still in use after this time. There are indications the surgery was leased to another doctor, so maybe this was after Dr K’s death.

The building is the first on a long street lined with numerous clinics and surgeries. This one, now derelict, oozes with atmosphere and character. The array of medical equipment in the two consulting/operating rooms give a feeling of the macabre, further emphasised by the eight jars of human kidneys preserved in formaldehyde on display. A large library of books in both German and English, all around the subject of Urology show just how educated the doctor was.

Heading upstairs, we are greeted by a huge living room featuring a Steinway Grand Piano. All of the couples possessions still remain, the house is a real time capsule of their life and work. Many photos of the couple were around the house, evidence of travel to far away lands, unusual for people of the 1950s and 60s. Artwork and ornaments, and a stuffed fox adorn the house. The many animal skins and hunting paraphernalia hint at a favourite pastime of the doctor.

Dr Anna’s House – Upper Floors

Dr Annas House and Surgery - Grand piano in a grand room
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Grand piano in a grand room
Dr Annas House and Surgery - The grand piano
Dr Annas House and Surgery – The grand piano
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Table with books and typewriter
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Table with books and typewriter
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Nice sofa and table
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Nice sofa and table
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Typewriter and books detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Typewriter and books detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Once a grand bedroom now falling into decay
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Once a grand bedroom now falling into decay
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Stuffed fox on the bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Stuffed fox on the bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Well stocked library
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Well stocked library
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Messy room
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Messy room
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Wardrobe in the bedroom
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Wardrobe in the bedroom
Dr Annas House and Surgery - The library
Dr Annas House and Surgery – The library
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Twin sinks and items in the bathroom
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Twin sinks and items in the bathroom

Dr Anna’s Surgery – Lower Floors

Dr Annas House and Surgery - One of the surgery rooms
Dr Annas House and Surgery – One of the surgery rooms
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Trolley and items
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Trolley and items
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Items on trolley next to bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Items on trolley next to bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Lots of items on trolley
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Lots of items on trolley
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Surgery bed and medical things
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Surgery bed and medical things
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Another view of surgery room
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Another view of surgery room
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Closer view of bed and jars
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Closer view of bed and jars
Dr Annas House and Surgery - View across examination bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery – View across examination bed
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Medical items and typewriter
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Medical items and typewriter
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Test tubes and papers
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Test tubes and papers
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Urology surgery with examination chair
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Urology surgery with examination chair
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Urology exam room
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Urology exam room
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Examination chair
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Examination chair
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Surgery lights and chair
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Surgery lights and chair
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Viles and syringe detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Viles and syringe detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Jars of human kidneys preserved in formaldehyde
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Jars of human kidneys preserved in formaldehyde
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Jars of kidneys
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Jars of kidneys
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Sterilising machine
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Sterilising machine
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Cupboard of medical items
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Cupboard of medical items
Dr Annas House and Surgery - The waiting room
Dr Annas House and Surgery – The waiting room
 
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Kidney detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Kidney detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Jars and test tubes
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Jars and test tubes
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Light shining through jars
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Light shining through jars
Dr Annas House and Surgery - Waiting room detail
Dr Annas House and Surgery – Waiting room detail

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