Mutter: World’s strangest museum

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The Mutter Museum, a medical museum in the Center City, is a part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. It was founded by a retired surgery professor of Jefferson Medical University. In terms of medicine, the museum supplies valuable information to specialists or medicine enthusiasts. Opened in 1863, Mutter Museum now has around 20,000 objects including anatomical specimens preserved in fluid, archaic medical tools and plain old weirdness.

 


One of the most special objects which are exhibited in Mutter Museum must include President Grover Cleveland\'s malignant tumor. He was undergone a surgery to replace his hard palate by a plastic one. In addition, a woman’s corpse called “Soap Lady” is still a mystery to scientists until now. The body of this obese woman turned itself into a soapy substance when she died.

 


A malignant tumor is removed from President Grover Cleveland\'s hard palate

A malignant tumor is removed from President Grover Cleveland\'s hard palate

 


Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker are attached at the chest, which is regarded to be a rare phenomenon occurring from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 100,000 births.

Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker are attached at the chest, which is regarded to be a rare phenomenon occurring from 1 in 50,000 births to 1 in 100,000 births.

 

 


The Mutter Museum consists of a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment.

The Mutter Museum consists of a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment.

 


This weird museum attracts a lot of visitors every year

This weird museum attracts a lot of visitors every year

 


Featuring the world’s strangest medical pathologies, Mutter Museum used to be a surgery professor’s personal collection.

Featuring the world’s strangest medical pathologies, Mutter Museum used to be a surgery professor’s personal collection.

 


The Mutter Museum is a medical museum in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Mutter Museum is a medical museum in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

 


Recently, Mutter Museum has exhibited a skull artwork made out of 400 human brain slices. Noah Scanlin, the skull artist of Skull-A-Day.com, spent two days completing his brain-made skull by using 375 brain slices and a few pieces of fabric.

 


The brain-made skull is displayed on a couple of big library tables.

The brain-made skull is displayed on a couple of big library tables.

 


To finish the artwork, Noah Scanlin constantly went up and down a ladder so that every piece was arranged right.

To finish the artwork, Noah Scanlin constantly went up and down a ladder so that every piece was arranged right.

 


Slices of human brain are encased in acrylic.

Slices of human brain are encased in acrylic.

 

 

Related links:

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Bizarre creatures in “The Natural History Book”

Bizarre works of Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter

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This article was published on 2010/10/16