Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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Mütter Members and College Fellows are invited to attend a special early access preview of our new exhibition, "Unhoused...
01/04/2024

Mütter Members and College Fellows are invited to attend a special early access preview of our new exhibition, "Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health". This new exhibition confronts the crisis of housing insecurity in America through the lens of public health and centers the voices of those experiencing homelessness in sharing their stories.

Presented in the Thomson Gallery, "Unhoused: Personal Stories and Public Health" is anchored by powerful yet intimate black and white portraiture from Toronto-based photographer Leah den Bok as well as a monumental artwork from Dallas-based artist Willie Baronet, whose installation is composed of hundreds of cardboard signs the artist has purchased over the past thirty years from unhoused and unsheltered people in cities around the nation.

Be the first to preview the exhibition, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments!

Register: https://loom.ly/HM1dVrg

The Red Cross is looking for YOUR blood type to help meet patient needs. Join us at the College of Physicians to donate ...
12/20/2023

The Red Cross is looking for YOUR blood type to help meet patient needs. Join us at the College of Physicians to donate on January 18! 🩸

An estimated 38% of Americans are eligible to give blood or platelets, but of those, less than 10% actually donate each year. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so book your appointment, roll up your sleeve and become a part of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross!

Sign up: https://loom.ly/9BBuX3E

Thank you for making this Giving Tüesday a success! We surpassed our goal and raised over $20,000 for the conservation o...
12/08/2023

Thank you for making this Giving Tüesday a success! We surpassed our goal and raised over $20,000 for the conservation of our collections. With a generous matching gift from Princeton HR, LLC everyone's gift, no matter the size, was doubled! We can't do this without Ü 🧠❤️

12/06/2023

This car may not be Santa's sleigh but someone very special is coming to town for Merriment at the Mütter!

We hope you'll join us this Sunday, December 10th to welcome the holiday season with our winter event. Shop for items from and as well as our own museum store, and view items from the collection we've purposefully curated for this event! Link in bio for more details.

Today is the day! This Giving Tüesday, your donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, thanks to the g...
11/28/2023

Today is the day! This Giving Tüesday, your donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, thanks to the generosity of Princeton HR Insight LLC. With specimens and artifacts in the Mütter Museum collections dating back centuries, and with incunabula in the Historical Medical Library dating to before 1501, donations for conservation, preservation, and digitization are in constant need.

When you donate $50+ we'll mail you a beautifully designed 2024 calendar featuring our new Collections Database!

Help us reach our goal by donating today: https://loom.ly/SDwUn0Y
Or start you own Facebook fundraiser here: https://loom.ly/QMIWUuo

Tomorrow is   and we're celebrating with 15% off our Mütter-branded and custom items! Museum Store Sunday rounds out the...
11/25/2023

Tomorrow is and we're celebrating with 15% off our Mütter-branded and custom items! Museum Store Sunday rounds out the nearly week-long holiday shopping event while providing a unique experience shoppers can only find at their favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday is a philanthropic approach to holiday shopping and gift-buying, reminding all patrons that their purchases support the mission of the museum. Enjoy 15% off both in-store and online on 11/26 and help us celebrate the 6th year of Museum Store Sunday!

Celebrate winter with us! Join us for Merriment at the Mütter on December 10. You can see rare objects from the Museum &...
11/21/2023

Celebrate winter with us! Join us for Merriment at the Mütter on December 10. You can see rare objects from the Museum & Library collections not typically on display, create wintery crafts, and learn something new in educational pop-ups for people of all ages. Shop new merchandise including handcrafted items from Stone Cooper and Maker Missya, two local Philadelphia makers whose work is regularly showcased in the museum store.

Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate before you go. Merriment at the Mütter is open to the public, and free to attend with your Museum admission ticket between 2 - 5 p.m.

Register: https://loom.ly/WcgyL_Y

Register today to hear renowned musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Loe...
11/16/2023

Register today to hear renowned musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Loeffler, and Johannes Brahms on December 18!

British-American composer Rebecca Clarke was a ground breaker, especially celebrated for her works featuring the viola. Rich melodies and textures are displayed in music for the unusual combination of viola, oboe, and piano in Charles Loeffler’s two Rhapsodies, and the program ends with Johannes Brahms’s dramatic and emotional final Piano Quartet.

Register: https://loom.ly/wNmCUT0

You don't want to miss our "Healing Incas: Peruvian Surgery and the Recovery of Scientific Ancestors" Book Talk with Dr....
11/10/2023

You don't want to miss our "Healing Incas: Peruvian Surgery and the Recovery of Scientific Ancestors" Book Talk with Dr. Christopher Heaney on December 11!

Before the late nineteenth century, the most successful cranial surgeons in world history were the Inca and Andean trepanners of pre-Hispanic Peru. Based on Dr. Christopher Heaney's recent book "Empires of the Dead: Inca Mummies and the Peruvian Ancestors of American Anthropology (Oxford University Press, 2023)", this lecture reconstructs how 19th and 20th century surgeons, historians, and archaeologists in Peru and the United States debated and re-constructed the fact of Andean trepanation, challenging the scientific racism of the day. It also explores how this "discovery" of trepanation emerged from the looting of Andean mummies and skulls that filled museums around the world, but has shaped Andean descendants' own efforts to re-encounter and recover their "scientific ancestors."

Image credit: Robert Thom, “Trephining in Ancient Peru,” for Parke, Davis, and Company, c. 1952. From the collection of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Gift of Pfizer, Inc., UMHS.3

Register: https://loom.ly/NviCaTI

Join the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and The Philadelphia County Medical Society for a new, quarterly series: ...
11/04/2023

Join the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and The Philadelphia County Medical Society for a new, quarterly series: Doctors Lounge.

The series is designed to bring The College of Physicians and PCMS physician and trainee members together over food and drink to socialize and learn from expert panelists on how to use one's medical degree to advance their goals in business, public health, leadership/ administration, and politics. Attendees are welcome to bring a guest.

Sign up today to attend the first event of the series, "How to Improve Your Administrative Leadership Skills without an MHA" featuring guest speakers Dr. Wilson Jackson, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Dr. Baligh Yehia, President of Jefferson Health.

Register: https://loom.ly/kPWNjaU

Don’t miss a special screening of "Virulent: The Vaccine War" tomorrow at  6 PM! Following the screening, film producer ...
10/19/2023

Don’t miss a special screening of "Virulent: The Vaccine War" tomorrow at 6 PM! Following the screening, film producer Laura Davis and director Tjardus Greidanus will join an expert panel to discuss the film and the public health impacts of anti-vaccine activism.

Register here: https://muttr.org/Virulent

Edit (5:03pm): The link is now live in the event page (shared below). If for some reason it does not show up for you, pl...
10/17/2023

Edit (5:03pm): The link is now live in the event page (shared below). If for some reason it does not show up for you, please refresh your browser.

Don’t forget! Tonight’s Postmortem Project Town Hall, will be live streamed.

No registration is required to view the live stream – you can just head to the event page on our website any time after 5 p.m. today and a link to join will be available.

You can access the event page here: https://muttermuseum.org/events/postmortem-mutter-museum-project-kick-off

If you registered to attend tonight’s Postmortem Project Town Hall in person, please be sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email! Important details about the event are included.

Note: Advance registration was required. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Join us in discussing topics that are important to you.

If you are interested in viewing the live stream of tomorrow’s Postmortem Project Town Hall, the link to access will be ...
10/16/2023

If you are interested in viewing the live stream of tomorrow’s Postmortem Project Town Hall, the link to access will be posted on the event page on our website at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

You can access the event page here: https://muttermuseum.org/events/postmortem-mutter-museum-project-kick-off.

As a reminder, this is just the first of many public engagement opportunities. More in-person and fully virtual chances to share your valuable insight and feedback are coming soon!

For those who registered to attend the Town Hall in person, a confirmation email with all the details you need for tomorrow evening will be in your inbox today!

Join us on October 22 for a Pay-What-You Wish early morning sensory-friendly event for neurodiverse visitors and their f...
10/11/2023

Join us on October 22 for a Pay-What-You Wish early morning sensory-friendly event for neurodiverse visitors and their families!

Learn about medical history, see special pop-up exhibits with touch objects, and explore our medicinal plant garden.

Register: https://loom.ly/GWe2Ni8

Drop in for our "Bernard Behrend Lecture: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Deus or Machina?" on October 26!Artificia...
10/10/2023

Drop in for our "Bernard Behrend Lecture: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Deus or Machina?" on October 26!

Artificial Intelligence in medicine has seemingly been 'just over the horizon' for a half century. Well, AI has definitely arrived. With fanfare. And with a complicated mix of peril and promise, knowns and unknowns, advocates and abolitionists. In this talk, we will explore what AI actually is today, where is AI is mostly likely to be impactful in the near term, both for better patient care and to alleviate clinician burnout. We will discuss what we (on the front lines) are grappling with as AI washes over research, clinical care, medical education and training, and business operations in healthcare. Will AI in medicine be a higher, godlike power diminishing the role of clinicians or something more akin to the stethoscope or radiographic scan - a transformative (virtual) machine deployed in the service of healthcare? A deus or a machina?

Register: https://loom.ly/YFla2jA

You're invited to "The Only Winner in War is Medicine: How World War II Spurred Medical Breakthroughs that Saved Countle...
10/07/2023

You're invited to "The Only Winner in War is Medicine: How World War II Spurred Medical Breakthroughs that Saved Countless Lives" book launch on October 21!

Join surgeon and author Andrew Lam, M.D., as he reveals how D-Day, Luftwaffe bombing raids, top-secret Liberty ship cargo, and aerial dogfights during the Second World War bequeathed humanity with innovations in surgery, cancer treatment, and trauma care that still serve us today.

The history of medicine is replete with advances made by hard-working, maverick doctors who, through intelligence, serendipity, and perseverance, made astonishing progress against humankind’s deadliest diseases.

Yet this is now how many of our most extraordinary discoveries were made. One thing spurred more medical breakthroughs than any other: war.

Register: https://loom.ly/-GHIeiQ

Join us on October 20 at 7 p.m. for a screening of “Virulent: The Vaccine War,” a documentary about anti-vaccine activis...
10/05/2023

Join us on October 20 at 7 p.m. for a screening of “Virulent: The Vaccine War,” a documentary about anti-vaccine activism in an age of COVID-19, social media influencers, and easy access to misinformation and disinformation about vaccines.

Following the screening, film producer Laura Davis and director Tjardus Greidanus will join an expert panel to discuss the film and the public health impacts of anti-vaccine activism. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the public in attendance.

Register: https://loom.ly/p75HnKg

Reading is WHAT? Fundamental!Grab your books and assemble your quizzo squad to test your medical history prowess through...
10/03/2023

Reading is WHAT? Fundamental!

Grab your books and assemble your quizzo squad to test your medical history prowess through four rounds of trivia on October 18! Join your host, the fabulous Ophelia Hotass, and show off team's Mütter knowledge through a series of questions and a chance to win special prizes.

Mütter Members are required to register for the entire team, but non-members are welcome to join the team. We recommend teams of 4-6 participants to please register under your team name.

Register: https://loom.ly/vr3oKE0

Don't miss out on our VIRTUAL Historical Happy Hour: Books on Medical Astrology on October 9! 💫 Astrology, described the...
10/02/2023

Don't miss out on our VIRTUAL Historical Happy Hour: Books on Medical Astrology on October 9! 💫

Astrology, described the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means, has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, informing people on their days, weeks, months, and years based on the positions of the planets and the stars.

Our Historical Happy Hour will discuss examples and images pulled from materials straight from the stacks of our Historical Medical Library 📚

Register: https://loom.ly/-VggsZ8

We have an exciting slate of concerts coming this fall! You don't want to miss our Concerts at the College series making...
10/01/2023

We have an exciting slate of concerts coming this fall!

You don't want to miss our Concerts at the College series making its return on Friday, October 6! Register today to hear renowned musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra play a special harp and string concert in The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's historic Mitchell Hall!

This concert will feature music for the season inspired by stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as Bela Bartok’s Third Quartet. Bartok was influenced by Transylvanian folk music, and this work features his characteristic “night music”, evoking the melancholy and eerie atmosphere of nature in the dark.”

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On October 16, we welcome you to our Music for Food Benefit Concert! The performance will raise money to benefit The Sunday Love Project , a local nonprofit that feeds the homeless and builds community. This concert is part of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.

Tickets are limited so register today! 100% of your donation goes to The Sunday Love Project, this year's beneficiary of Music for Food.

Register: https://loom.ly/RDRwmcE

As part of Banned Books Week, on October 4 join Hannah Marcus, PhD for a virtual conversation with College of Physicians...
09/30/2023

As part of Banned Books Week, on October 4 join Hannah Marcus, PhD for a virtual conversation with College of Physicians Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian Tyi Marx as they discuss Marcus’ book "Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy".

"Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy" (University of Chicago Press, 2020), explores the censorship of medical books from their proliferation in print through the prohibitions placed on many of these texts during the Counter-Reformation. This account explains how and why the books prohibited by the Catholic Church in Italy ended up back on the shelves of private and public Italian libraries in the seventeenth century.

Register: https://loom.ly/PUvbXWs

Don't miss the Section on Public Health on October 2 at 6p.m. for a discussion on climate change with Ann-Christine Duha...
09/29/2023

Don't miss the Section on Public Health on October 2 at 6p.m. for a discussion on climate change with Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD!

Dr. Duhaime has written "Minding the Climate: How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis". In her book, Dr. Duhaime discusses how our decisions and understanding of complex problems like climate change are influenced by neuroscience and the evolution of our brains. Dr. Duhaime will present key points from the book, followed by a moderated discussion of strategies about how to use these insights.

Register: https://loom.ly/n7JglVA

There are even MORE fall events coming up and we hope you can join us! This is just a sample of the fall event series pr...
09/25/2023

There are even MORE fall events coming up and we hope you can join us!

This is just a sample of the fall event series presented by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which includes the Mutter Museum and Historical Medical Library.

Explore the full schedule of educational programs, panel discussions, musical performances, and more: https://collegeofphysicians.org/events/

Our fall events are in full swing! A new exhibition kicks off this weekend and is followed by a series of robust program...
09/22/2023

Our fall events are in full swing!

A new exhibition kicks off this weekend and is followed by a series of robust programming through the end of the year.

This is just a sample of the fall event series presented by the Mutter Museum and Historical Medical Library, both part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

See the full list: https://loom.ly/g2DrTl0

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to share that, with grant support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, we will be...
09/15/2023

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to share that, with grant support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, we will be launching Postmortem: Mütter Museum, a collaborative public engagement project.

The goal of Postmortem will be to encourage feedback on the Museum through town hall discussions, on-site workshops, and feedback stations in the building. Along with this will come a new exhibition and new online videos exploring complex questions about respect, consent, and ethics related to the collection, interpretation, and display of the human remains in the Mütter Museum.

Information on how YOU can participate in the public feedback opportunities is coming very soon.

Read more about this impactful grant and the Postmortem: Mütter Museum project here: https://bit.ly/3EBZ66L

Explore the full list of 2023 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grantees here: https://www.pewcenterarts.org/2023grants

Join the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Medicine and the Arts for a conversation and book launch wit...
09/08/2023

Join the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Medicine and the Arts for a conversation and book launch with the faculty directors of RX/Museum. Lyndsay Hoy, MD and Aaron Levy, PhD of Rx/Museum will reflect upon the power of arts engagement in times of crisis and the inherent value and applicability of the arts to medicine and its practitioners.

Rx/Museum is an arts initiative that seeks to bring the museum experience to spaces of caregiving. It initially emerged as a grassroots effort between an art historian and a physician advocating for the essential role of the arts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, Rx/Museum has grown into a sustained collaboration between Penn Medicine and Philadelphia arts institutions and a virtual community of over 1,300 clinicians, caregivers, and patients from across the region and throughout the country. Within this work, the arts reveal themselves as integral to fostering humanistic learning and well-being in medicine and beyond.

Register here: https://loom.ly/q6TDHS0

Learn more about Rx/Museum here: https://loom.ly/vH37xE4

New Way to Access our Collection: We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW collections database which contains m...
09/01/2023

New Way to Access our Collection: We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW collections database which contains more than 20,000 records and more than 5,000 high-resolution photographs that were previously unavailable.

This database is completely FREE and will make the Museum’s collection easier to access than ever before for both researchers and the public.

The Collections Portal can be explored here: https://tcpp-emuweb.axiellhosting.com/museum/

You can read the full story from the Philadelphia Inquirer: https://www.inquirer.com/arts/mutter-museum-database-human-remains-20230901.html

Frank Franklin, PhD, JD, MPH, the Deputy Commissioner of Health for Philadelphia Department of Public Health will be joi...
08/22/2023

Frank Franklin, PhD, JD, MPH, the Deputy Commissioner of Health for Philadelphia Department of Public Health will be joining us for this Thursday's movie screening.

Dr. Franklin will discuss concussions, head injuries, and injury prevent.

Get tickets: https://muttermuseum.org/events/muvies-mutter-concussion

Don't miss extended Museum hours and a special outdoor screening of Concussion (2015) on August 24th! 🎥🍿 Tickets includes Museum admission, movie screening, popcorn, and 1 beer from Stickman Brews.


About Concussion:

A Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist discovers a degenerative brain disease now known as CTE in the autopsies of several deceased pro-football players. After presenting his research, the doctor finds himself under fire from the NFL.

Register here: https://muttr.org/MoviesAugust2023

08/16/2023

In the aftermath of his polio diagnosis at age eight, Tom Fetterman found friendship, community, and the strength of his own resilience. Tom’s positivity in the face of adversity grounded him and helped him quickly adapt to living with a disability. He went on to travel the world and founded a company, Fetterman Crutches, to help others with disabilities around the globe.

With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, let this serve as a reminder to stay up-to-date on your vaccinations! Tom’s story is the final installment of our video series, My Time in an Iron Lung. You can watch the full video on our YouTube channel, along with the other two videos in this series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RUr-TEs7JU

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