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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!

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Radiation Evangelists Book Launch with Jeffrey Womack, PhD

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.

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Chimerical Creatures: A Skeletal Articulation Workshop

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.

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Library Pop-up: The Unprotected: A History of STIs

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.

Access to this event is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket to the Mütter Museum.

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Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll: A Mirror of American History

Starting with West African music, we will observe the development and evolution of the African-American Spiritual, Blues and the emergence of Ragtime. We will pay special attention to the “birth” of Jazz in the amazing multi-racial, multi-ethnic city of New Orleans, and the role of the New Orleans native Louis Armstrong in the advent and popularization of jazz in the 1920s. From there, we’ll trace through the development of “Swing” in the 1930s, “Bebop” in the 1940s; and post-WWII youth culture and the advent of Rock & Roll in the 1950s, itself a harbinger of the Civil Rights and Youth movements of the 1960s.

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Library Pop-up: Herbals

April showers bring May flowers! The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will be displaying their herbal collection. An herbal is a book that describes herbs and their culinary or medicinal properties.

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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.

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