The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (home of The Mütter Museum, History of Vaccines.org, and the Center for Education and Public Initiatives) hosts numerous lectures and events for the public. Please check back often for topics of interests.
Do stories have the power to heal? Join Michael Vitez and Dr. Reifler for a discussion on how the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is integrating storytelling and reflective writing into the education of all medical students.
In 1717, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote her famous "Letter to a Friend" from the Turkish Embassy, describing the process of smallpox inoculation; with that letter, she became one of the earliest vaccination advocates. This talk will explore the controversial history of vaccine advocacy from Lady Mary to The Pox Hunter, a digital strategy game set in Benjamin Rush's Philadelphia.
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The mystery of death has inspired artists and makers for centuries to create images that entwine death and beauty in ways surprising to a contemporary sensibility. Explore the beauty with us!
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Join us for a screening of the classic 1925 silent film, Phantom of the Opera! This exquisitely beautiful horror film will be performed live with an original score by Not-So-Silent Cinema.
Adolescents and young adults who have grown up in ethnocentric minority enclaves and/or are children of less-assimilated immigrants remain vulnerable to gaps in their core identities, which can lead to dangerous outcomes.
Join psychiatrist and playwright Guy Fredrick Glass in a dramatic reading of scenes from his play, Doctor Anonymous. The play, set in Philadelphia at a time when homosexuality was considered a mental illness, tells the story of gay conversion therapy and the events leading up to the removal of homosexuality from the DSM. This event marks the first time selections from Doctor Anonymous will be performed in Philadelphia.
Doctors and therapists work closely with dancers to keep them going. What happens when injuries prevent dancers from dancing?
Formed in 2002, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The New York Times hailed the quartet as “something extraordinary,” and the Boston Globe acclaims their “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.” Join us for a fabulous evening with these magnificent artists.
How does food affect our health and morale? Visit with reenactment doctors, soldiers, and confectioners of the American Civil War to see (and taste!) what soldiers and civilians ate and why. Hourly food releases will help inform your palate of authentic Civil War recipes, including treats from Philadelphia’s Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery.
Experience this rare opportunity as musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra play a Chamber Concert in historic Mitchell Hall at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
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The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.