Antique photograph of a woman dressed in white nightgown reclining under a white sheet

Dracula and the Incorruptible Body

Peer into a coffin-shaped exhibit to discover how people in the Victorian era would have identified a body as more than a corpse—as a vampire! Inside this new case exhibit, the Mütter explores how folklore, embalming and funerary practices, and the misunderstanding of diseases like tuberculosis, led to post-mortem identifications of ordinary citizens as vampires in the 19th century.

This exhibit is part of our Year of Dracula

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