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Not for the faint of heart! The Mutter Museum is a medical museum, displaying wet anatomical specimens in formaldehyde or alcohol, osteological specimens with a section on forensic anthropology, models, and medical instruments from different time periods.
Not for the faint of heart! The Mutter Museum is a medical museum, displaying wet anatomical specimens in formaldehyde or alcohol, osteological specimens with a section on forensic anthropology, models, and medical instruments from different time periods. Originally open only to medical students, this collection is now popular with all categories of tourists who are fascinated by the medical oddities.
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA
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