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Date:8/30/2007

urce 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.

The museum's collections include over 20,000 medically-related objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical photographs. Our one-of-a-kind treasures include:

-- The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous Siamese Twins, Chang &

Eng, and their conjoined livers

-- Joseph Hyrtl's collection of skulls

-- Preserved body of the "Soap Lady"

-- Collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people's throats

-- Cancerous growth removed from President Grover Cleveland

-- Tallest skeleton on display in North America

Located on 22nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets, the museum is open to the public Saturday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For admission fees, group tour scheduling and more information about the Mutter Museum, visit http://www.muttermuseum.org.

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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