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.
|SOURCE The College of Physicians of Philadelphia|
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