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Halloween at The Mutter Museum
Date:10/22/2007

Philadelphia's disturbingly informative, frighteningly real Mutter Museum

gears up for Halloween with four fearsome festivities!

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The skulls in the glass case may be too close for comfort. The room is filled with malformed body parts. The background noise is filled with gasps from fellow visitors. Is this a haunted house? Nope, it's just another day at the Mutter Museum. Ever wonder what the museum does for Halloween?

This year, the Mutter Museum is taking Halloween to a whole new disturbingly informative level with several chilling events.

-- Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Catch the original grave robbers in the act when the Mutter Museum

presents the cult thriller, "The Doctor and the Devils," Friday,

Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. The movie, rated "R," is free with museum

admission.

-- Monday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

Drexel Professor David H. Flood, Ph.D., presents his lecture, "Organ

Procurement: Urban Legends and Other Tales From the Dark Side of Organ

Transplantation." This program is free with museum admission.

-- Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.

Get ready for a truly spooky Halloween night! Wear a costume and get a

special treat!

-- Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.

Dana Kollmann, author of "Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand: Curious

Adventures of a CSI," will discuss her thrilling, and surprisingly

funny, experiences as a crime scene investigator for the Baltimore

County Police Department. Kollmann's book dispels all the glamorous

notions of what it really means to be a CSI. Come and find out how her

book got that interesting title! A book signing will follow the

lecture. This program is free with museum admission.

The Mutter Museum, part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, is not for the faint of heart. The museum's collections include dried severed hands, an ovarian cyst larger than a soccer ball and a wide array of abnormal specimens. The museum is the perfect place to spend Halloween. You have been forewarned!

The museum's collections give visitors the opportunity to see some rather grizzly saws, bleeding bowls and gynecological instruments of the 18th and 19th century.

The museum, located on 22nd Street between Market and Chestnut streets, is open to the public Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Halloween hours are Monday, Oct. 29 through Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For discount-admission coupons and more information about the Mutter Museum, visit http://www.muttermuseum.org.

About the Mutter Museum

The Mutter Museum was founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies. Today, it serves as a valuable resource for educating and enlightening the public about our medical past and telling important stories about what it means to be human. The Mutter Museum embodies The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's mission to advance the cause of health, while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.

About the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Founded in 1787, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. Twenty-four physicians of eighteenth century Philadelphia gathered "to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery." Today, more than 1,500 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work toward better serving the public. The College provides a place for both medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as both a science and an art.


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