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!
Join us for a screening of F.W. Murnau's classic 1926 silent film, Faust, complete with a new live score from Not So Silent Cinema and the Bismuth Quartet.
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Dare you tempt fate in 2020? Fortune (and in this case, a feast) favors the brave! An evening of curiously curated creations, delectably devious dishes, and a myriad of mysteries await you at the infamous Clüb 13!
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 Historical Medical Library will be celebrating Women’s History Month by displaying ephemera, books, and archival material by women or about women in the history of medicine!
Access to this event is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket to the Mütter Museum.
Dr. Jacqueline Antonovich, Assistant Professor of History at Muhlenberg College, will discuss the crucial role women physicians played in the fight for suffrage in the United States. She will examine how women doctors used public health arguments to advocate for suffrage and explore how they increasingly leveraged their medical knowledge, professional status, and public reputations to play an influential role in local, state, and national politics in the early twentieth century.
Join us for a curator-led tour of our new special exhibitions in American Sign Language!
Jane Boyd will discuss Spit Spreads Death, an exhibition exploring the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its effects on Philadelphia. Beth Lander, Head Librarian and the Robert Austrian Chair at the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will lead a tour of Going Viral: Infection Through the Ages, an exhibition examining the intersection of disease and environment through the lens of three major theories of infection—humoral, miasma, and germs.
Radiation Evangelists explores X-ray and radium therapy in the United States and Great Britain during a crucial period of its development, from 1896 to 1925. It focuses on the pioneering work of early advocates in the field, the “radiation evangelists” who, motivated by their faith in a new technology, trust in new energy sources, and hope for future breakthroughs, turned a blind eye to the dangers of radiation exposure.
Carpals and tarsals and ribs, oh my! Each student will learn the process of cleaning bone and be guided through creative articulations of chimerical creatures. Everyone goes home with their fanciful skeletal creations.
April is STI awareness month! Join the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia as they explore the history of sexual health through their collection of books, ephemera, and manuscripts.
This talk will review the current knowledge regarding the relationship between spirituality and health, both mental and physical. A focus will be on brain health including discussion regarding studies on brain changes associated with spiritual practices such as meditation and prayer. The data provided will also emphasize how the relationship between spirituality and health can help people age more gracefully.
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.