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The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia Was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to come and see in person ;extremely rare conditions, and the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ” hands on” experience . As well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
So, a few things I need to call out about this post:
-That photo is not of the Mütter Museum. It is the Ossario di San Martino della Battaglia in Italy. It houses 2619 skulls of Sardinian and Austrian soldiers from the War of Independence in 1859.
-The Mütter Museum is based on the collection of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, an American surgeon, which he donated in 1858. The original museum was established in 1863 and was later relocated to his current building in 1909.
- It houses over 25,000 medical objects ranging from wet-specimens, skeletal specimens, historic medical instruments, historic medical photographs, and plaster and wax moulages.
-The museum welcomes over 130,000 public visitors annually and is a vital resource for students and scholars.
Next time you search pinterest for cool images, get the facts right (not to sound like a ass, but it just spreads misinformation)
If you are into the bizarre and museums than one place you NEED to visit is the Mutter Museum in Pennsylvania.
It’s a medical museum filled with oddities. Some things it has are
- the body of the soap lady (1st picture). she’s called the soap lady because her body turned into a soap-like substance called adipocere
- a wax model of a woman with a horn growing out of her forehead
- the tallest skeleton on display in North America
- numerous preserved organs and body parts
I live made close to it.
Well I can tell you right now, the second and third images are not from the Mütter (no idea what those dolls are suppose to be).
But everyone should come check out the newly preserved Hyrtl Skulls (wall of skulls) and the ever changing and always informative exhibits in addition to the many exhibit.