Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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Gretchen Worden
Blast Books, 2002 - Photography - 191 pages
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Home to over 20,000 mind-boggling anatomic specimens, plaster casts, wax models, and paintings, the Mutter Museum, founded in 1858, is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This book features over 100 photographs by a select group of renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter Museum calendars. Highlights include a bust of an early-19th-century Parisian widow with a six-inch horn protruding from the forehead; the connected livers of Chang and Eng, the world-famous Siamese twins; the skeleton of a 7'6” giant from Kentucky; and a collection of 139 skulls showing anatomic variation among ethnic groups in central and eastern Europe. Historical photographs from the museum's archives, brief background texts about the collection, stunning photographs by acclaimed photographers including William Wegman and Joel-Peter Witkinand, and an introductory essay on the museum are also included.

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Review: The Mütter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

User Review  - Mr. Shoemaker - Goodreads

Very creepy photos. Responding to these images would be a good creative writing exercise. The truth is stranger than fiction. Read full review

Review: The Mütter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

User Review  - Nicole Beck - Goodreads

Nonfiction anecdotes about the strange and weird specimens in the Mutter Museum's collection. Plenty of pictures, and a insightful essay by Worden. Read full review

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Gretchen is the director of the Mutter Museum.

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