The Mütter Museum, and our home The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosts events and lectures all year round! Check them out below and we hope to see you soon!
*Due to on-going concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we have canceled this event. We have decided to take these measures out of an abundance of caution in order to safeguard the well-being of our staff and guests.
In an illustrated presentation, former director of the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Robert D. Hicks, PhD, shows how the Confederacy managed smallpox with few reliable vaccine sources and tried to solve the numerous spurious cases. His illustrated tale includes the deliberate infection of children on plantations as a source of vaccine and allegations of vaccination poisoning in the conflict’s most famous war crimes trial.
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.