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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.


Imperfecta: Monstrosity Through the Ages - Exhibit Opening Night

Enjoy a first look at this new permanent exhibit before the public opening on March 10th.

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Concerts at the College: Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Chamber Concert

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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Stories and Healing

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.

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Lady Mary's Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games

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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Ars Moriendi: Visions of Death made Beautiful Lecture

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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Marginalization, Identity Diffusion, and Terrorism

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.

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Doctor Anonymous: A Play Reading

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.

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Dancer Wellness, Injury Prevention, and Injury Rehabilitation

Doctors and therapists work closely with dancers to keep them going. What happens when injuries prevent dancers from dancing?

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Mütter Museum Refreshment Saloon

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.

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Concerts at the College: Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Chamber Concert

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.

Seating is limited. Get Tickets Here!

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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.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1