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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!
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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 Museum’s Save Our Skulls campaign to restore and preserve our Hyrtl Skull Collection has been attracting media attention from all over the world. Wired.com covered the campaign in this article. Time.com recommended giving a skull as a holiday gift!
Mütter Museum Curator Anna Dhody made an appearance on Reddit’s Ask Me Almost Anything. Her responses are, as usual, funny, interesting, and slightly disturbing.
In May, the Atlantic ran Carl Zimmer’s article on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) and the people who live with it. Zimmer describes a visit to the Mütter Museum to see Harry Eastlack’s skeleton, and he discusses current research on the disorder.
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.