April 16, 2020

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

*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. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

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.

Some highlights include a scandalous pamphlet on HIV from 1989 and Della Sifilide (On Syphilis) from 1737.

Image from Thomas Bateman, Delineations of cutaneous diseases… (1849)

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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