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MY FAVORITE MALADY: A MÜTTER MUSEUM PODCAST

Join science goths Mike and Nancy from the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as they talk about their favorite historical medical maladies, mysteries, people, and events. Prepare to be disturbingly informed!



MOST RECENT EPISODE: EPISODE 5

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In this fortnight's exciting episode, we talk chimney sweep's scrotum (and a bonus malady, mule spinner's scrotum!), and how you can donate your body to us or other cool places after you die. This week we welcome special guest Rhiannon Watson, forensic toxicologist, formerly of the body farm at *CENSORED*.

We also discuss Swiss-German home invasions, the origins of common everyday expressions, arsenic poultices, bodily autonomy, bonus scrotal trauma, corpse catapults, and a bunch of other things.  

Oh, if you don't normally listen through to the end of these episodes... maybe stick with this one all the way through.

Thanks to Dr. Melissa Dunphy, Dr. Alyson Light, and Dr. George Wohlreich for their help with this episode.


Our opening and closing themes are Fearless First by Kevin McLeod, used under a Creative Commons license. 


PAST EPISODES

EPISODE 1: Blackwater Fever & The No-Nose Clubs of 17th Century London

EPISODE 2: Trench Mouth & "Weird" Gonorrhea

EPISODE 3: Puerperal Fever & Giant Hogweed Phototoxicity

EPISODE 4: Phossy Jaw & Dr. Robert Galbraith Heath

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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