Notice

March 19, 2020

Library Pop-up: Women in Healthcare

The Historical Medical Library will be celebrating Women’s History Month by displaying ephemera, books, and archival material by women or about women in the history of medicine!  

Some highlighted items include Margaret Sanger’s books and ephemera on the right to use birth control and William PlayFair’s before and after portraits of women given the “rest cure.” The rest cure was made famous by Charlotte Perkins Gillman in her novella, The Yellow Wallpaper.

*Image of Dr. Katharine Sturgis, first woman President of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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

Questions? Email events@collegeofphysicians.org

ASL interpretation is available for any event upon request. Please contact Meredith Sellers msellers@collegeofphysicians.org to place a request for an ASL interpreter or for any other accessibility accommodations.

NOTE: 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.

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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