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Robert Hicks, PhD, Director of the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library, and William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine writes about the use of Quinine in the Civil War for the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Click href="http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/magazine/articles/31-3-quinine.aspx">HERE to read it.
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We recently had some unique guests here at the Mütter Museum...
Check out this article about successfully identifying bacterial human pathogens in ancient remains. Co-authored by our one and only curator, Anna Dhody! Click HERE to read it.
Our wet specimens were used to crack a genetic code of cholera! This remarkable genetic decoding was made possible by specimens of victims of the 1849 Philadelphia cholera outbreak. Check out coverage of our fascinating discovery from the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and MedPage Today!
Need more convincing to come see our Civil War exhibition? Don't just take our word for it, check out these great profiles of "Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits" by the New York Times, Hidden City Philadelphia, and Newsworks.org!
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.