Sept. 27, 2018

Library Pop-up: Banned Books Week

Join the Historical Medical Library’s celebration of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week is an annual week-long celebration of the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. The Library will be displaying books that have been banned or contested in the history of medicine. Caitlin Angelone, Reference Librarian of the Historical Medical Library, will be giving a presentation at 2PM in Hutchinson alcove about banned books.

The picture attached is from Atlas of topographical and applied human anatomy by Eduard Pernkopf.

Access to this event is included with purchase of your General Admission ticket to the Mütter Museum. Click here to purchase tickets.


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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