August 19 2019

Why Spit Spreads Death?

Robert D. Hicks, PhD is the Director of the Mütter Museum and its Historical Medical Library; the William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine; and project director of “Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Philadelphia”. In the following post he discusses the museum staff’s journey to explore the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 and what sparked their interest in creating Spit Spreads Death.

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July 24 2019

Spit Spreading: an Ambitious Project in Progress

Nancy Hill is Special Projects Manager at the Mütter Museum. She is part of the core team of internal staff leading Spit Spreads Death. Here, she outlines the project and introduces the partners involved in the multifaceted exhibition, artist project, and public health programming.

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June 06 2019

College of Physicians Reveals $25 Million Campaign to Double Mütter Museum and Library Exhibition Space by 2023

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, home of the Mütter Museum, announced renovation plans today that will double its exhibition space by 2023 through an ambitious capital campaign that has already raised $10.7 million of a $25 million goal including six seven-figure pledges.

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April 01 2019

Surprising Link Revealed Between Chang and Eng, the Original Siamese Twins, and Star Trek

A case of hiding in plain sight: after over a century following the autopsy of Chang and Eng Bunker at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum staff re-examined the published autopsy report leading to an astonishing discovery in the collection.

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March 05 2019

Mütter Museum Reveals New Exhibit: Philadelphia Woman's Skeleton With Rare Bone Disease

Carol Orzel’s final wish: to donate her body to the Mütter Museum to educate the public about FOP and help researchers find a cure.

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