May 21, 2020

CANCELED: Library Pop-up: Herbals

*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. 

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.

The library will have its oldest herbal on display, Hortus Sanitatus (1491).  Hortus Sanitatus is one of over four hundred of the College’s incunabula (a book published before 1500).

Image from Jacob Bigelow, American medical botany… (1817-1820)

Program Schedule:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Library Open to Museum Guests

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

Things to Know:
-American Sign Language interpretation is available for any public program, with advance notice. Please contact Meredith Sellers to request sign language interpretation with two weeks notice or for any other accessibility accommodations.
-By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by The College of Physicians/The Mütter Museum and its affiliates and representatives. 

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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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