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Museum: The Mütter, Philadelphia,

Mutter MuseumThe Mütter Museum, maintained by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, was founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies. Today, its goals are to educate and enlighten the public about medical history and to tell important stories about what it means to be human. The museum is devoted to improving the health of the public through its education programs, services, and resources. Mütter provides in-house lessons, download-able workbooks, tours with special group rates, fun videos for students, a junior fellowship program, and a virtual tour.

The museum’s collection boasts over 20,000 unforgettable objects. These include fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens; skeletal and dried specimens, medical instruments and apparati; anatomical and pathological models in plaster, wax, papier-mâché, and plastic; memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians; medical illustrations, photographs, prints, and portraits. In addition, Mütter offers changing exhibits on a variety of medical and historical topics.


Read more about other museums in this special feature article.

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