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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Mutter Museum

The College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is considered to be the birthplace of American medicine. It became an essential institution in the field of health due to its goals it strives to enable every individual, families and communities to take greater responsibilities in caring for their health, as well as to improve public health through service of health professionals.
It was founded as early as in the 17th century, one of the oldest professional medical organization in the country.
Today, there are almost 1,500 fellows who continue to work toward serving the public health for the better.

As part of their goal to provide the community as well as for the medical professionals a place to learn about medicine, both as a science and an art, - The Mutter Museum was born!

The Mutter Museum contains collections of various anatomical specimens, medical instruments, models and other exhibits related to human body with a goal to help both the public and health professionals learn and appreciate the historical diagnosis and treatment of diseases better. The collections are placed and done in a 19th century "cabinet museum" setting making it a unique environment to learn more about medicine and health and discover the mysteries and beauty of the human body.
Each collection is beautifully preserved with the help and care of a curator to maintain as well as to expand the collections.

The first collection actually started as early as in the 18th century as a donation from Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter whose goal was to improve and reform the medical education.
Today, the museum is continously rising in its popularity making an attendance of visitors annually to more than 130,000.

If you plan to visit, take note that photos are NOT allowed inside. So, reserve your photo sessions outside the museum. Tours are mostly self-guided.