One of the most fascinating and macabre repositories of medical and anatomical anomalies is The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philidelphia. According to their official website, “The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease”.
While it may be months until it reopens to the public, you can now join Curator Anna Dhody on a virtual tour of the Mütter Museum from the safety of your home by pressing “Play” at the top of the article.
0:05 Introduction and History
1:40 Hyrtl Skull Collection
4:04 Our Finest Clothing: A Layered History of Our Skin
5:15 Dermatological Wax Models
6:51 The Soap Lady
10:00 Giant Megacolon
12:10 Cast and Livers of Chang and Eng Bunker
15:05 Mütter American Giant
17:12 Achondroplastic Dwarf
18:45 Harry Eastlack and Carol Orzel
21:36 Albert Einstein’s Brain
You can also examine many of the museum’s most chilling artifacts in virtual 360°. Check out conjoined twins, a coal miner’s lung, a human horn, the brain of a killer, a 74-pound ovarian cyst, and many more bizarre artifacts of human anatomy, HERE.
What do you think of the virtual tour and specimens from The Mütter Museum? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.