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This book features over 100 photographs by a select group of renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter Museum calendars.

Author: Gretchen Worden

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ISBN: UOM:39015047908531

Category: Photography

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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.
2002 By Gretchen Worden

A lavishly illustrated collection of historical medical photographs from the archives of the renowned Philadelphia museum focuses on rare and unseen pieces taken as physician records between the 1860s and 1940s.

Author: College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105215345054

Category: Photography

Page: 223

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A lavishly illustrated collection of historical medical photographs from the archives of the renowned Philadelphia museum focuses on rare and unseen pieces taken as physician records between the 1860s and 1940s.

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Author: Timothy J. Bradley

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684449064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Find out the truth about our bodies and learn exactly what makes us human in this fascinating nonfiction reader! Featuring detailed, vibrant images, diagrams, and charts that familiarize readers with digestion, the circulatory system, and bacteria in conjunction with biological and anatomical vocabulary, readers will learn all about gross anatomy, some of the amazing things our bodies can do, and how it performs day-to-day activities--from digesting to pumping blood.
2018-03-29 By Timothy J. Bradley

The staff also offers lectures , organizes an Mütter Museum , College of Physicians of Philadelphia The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia was established by its namesake , Thomas Dent Mütter , who wanted to showcase the medical rarities he ...

Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078641068X

Category: Science

Page: 263

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Of the parts of the human body, the bones have a unique durability that lends itself to collection. Provided a body has not been cremated, the skeletal remains can be recovered even millions of years after death, cleaned of flesh and debris, studied at length, and stored indefinitely without the maintenance that wet specimens require. Motivations for collecting human skeletal material range from the practical (in anthropology, medicine, forensics) to the ritualistic (phrenology, in the relics of martyrs and saints). This book is an examination of those motivations and the collections they have brought about--catacombs, ossuaries, mass graves, prehistoric excavations, private collections, and institutions. The book contains sections on procuring, handling, storing, transporting, cleaning, and identifying skeletal remains. The repatriation of remains and legislation covering the topic are also addressed.
2001-01-01 By Christine Quigley

I wanted to thank you for including the Mütter Museum in your book Weird U.S. A two - page spread with color images is pretty impressive . But there are several factual errors - for instance , what you describe as a skull with horns ...

Author: Matt Lake

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402766866

Category: Travel

Page: 269

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A illustrated collection of tales about weird places and folk traditions in Pennsylvania to be used as a travel guide.
2009-05 By Matt Lake

The process is as follows: The nitro- geneous tissues give off ammonia, this attacking the fat of the body forms a " The Mutter Museum, located at 19 South Twentv-Second Street, was founded in 1858 when Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter, ...

Author: John L. Cotter

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812231427

Category: History

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The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation, including Interdependence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks. It provides an archaeological tour through the houses and life-ways of both the great figures and the common people. It reveals how people dined, what vessels and dishes they used, and what their trinkets (and secret sins) were.
1992-01 By John L. Cotter

When a museum , like the Mütter , owns some 20,000 objects , knowing where each one is located becomes important , especially when a researcher or scholar stops by to see them . The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is not a ...

Author: Nancy Moses

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759110700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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Few beyond the insider realize that museums own millions of objects the public never sees. In Lost in the Museum, Nancy Moses takes the reader behind the Oemployees onlyO doors to uncover the stories buried-along with the objects-in the crypts of museums, historical societies, and archives. Moses discovers the actual birds shot, stuffed, and painted by John James Audubon, AmericaOs most beloved bird artist; a spear that abolitionist John Brown carried in his quixotic quest to free the slaves; and the skull of a prehistoric Peruvian child who died with scurvy. She takes the reader to Ker-Feal, the secret farmhouse that Albert Barnes of the Barnes Foundation filled with fabulous American antiques and that was then left untouched for more than fifty years. Weaving the stories of the object, its original owner, and the often idiosyncratic institution where the object resides, the book reveals the darkest secret of the cultural world: the precarious balance of art, culture, and politics that keep items, for decades, lost in the museum.
2008 By Nancy Moses

CONNOISSEURS OF CREEPINESS will think they've reached mecca at the Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Established in 1858 as a specimen archive for med students, the museum houses a gruesome assortment of ...

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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orose Medicine at Philly's Mütter Museum While some snooty academic types just can't accept that weirdness is a part of our lives , one scholarly institution in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , embraces the weird . The Mütter Museum , part ...

Author: Mark Moran

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402766882

Category: Travel

Page: 349

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Compiles stories of paranormal activities, urban legends, and other strange anomalies around the United States, including ghost sightings, roadside attractions, and abandoned buildings.
2009-05 By Mark Moran

Philadelphia Whenever I told friends and acquaintances from Philadelphia that I was working on a book called Pennsylvania Curiosities, almost immediately would come the comment, "You gotta have the Mutter Museum in there.

Author: Clark DeLeon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762795840

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Liberty Bell, Gettysburg, and Independence Hall may stand out as prominent Pennsylvania features, but the Keystone State is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena. These unique and quirky aspects are humorously displayed in Pennsylvania Curiosities, a cross between a wacky news gazette, an almanac, and a humorous travel guide.
2013-06-04 By Clark DeLeon

Brinton would also become chairman of the committee on the Mütter Museum, and—inspired by Mütter's example and Brinton's own experience as a Civil War surgeon—would found the Army Medical Museum, to preserve unusual medical specimens ...

Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698162105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."
2014-09-04 By Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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ISBN: OCLC:828147499

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Today such anatomical collections are on display in medical museums , but appear most spectacular to nonmedical viewers . ... The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia contains among other things the skeletons of a dwarf and a giant , a large ...

Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786401702

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased's position in life, such as a pharaoh's mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the recycling of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.
1996-01-01 By Christine Quigley

Author: College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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ISBN: OCLC:741520909

Category: Medicine

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The merged skeleton of the 19th century conjoined twins at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia that I saw years ago. I stood before it for some time. How intimately they leaned into each other. The stuffed pink figures of Louise Bourgeois ...

Author: Kate Zambreno

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781584351962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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A fragmented, lyrical essay on memory, identity, mourning, and the mother. Writing is how I attempt to repair myself, stitching back former selves, sentences. When I am brave enough I am never brave enough I unravel the tapestry of my life, my childhood. —from Book of Mutter Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno's Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief. Book of Mutter is both primal and sculpted, shaped by the author's searching, indexical impulse to inventory family apocrypha in the wake of her mother's death. The text spirals out into a fractured anatomy of melancholy that includes critical reflections on the likes of Roland Barthes, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Darger, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Peter Handke, and others. Zambreno has modeled the book's formless form on Bourgeois's Cells sculptures—at once channeling the volatility of autobiography, pain, and childhood, yet hemmed by a solemn sense of entering ritualistic or sacred space. Neither memoir, essay, nor poetry, Book of Mutter is an uncategorizable text that draws upon a repertoire of genres to write into and against silence. It is a haunted text, an accumulative archive of myth and memory that seeks its own undoing, driven by crossed desires to resurrect and exorcise the past. Zambreno weaves a complex web of associations, relics, and references, elevating the prosaic scrapbook into a strange and intimate postmortem/postmodern theater.
2017-03-17 By Kate Zambreno

In the Mutter Museum sometimes the objects seem to be looking at you.” The intended audience for Dr. Thomas Mutter's collections of unique pathological specimens was physicians and medical students. If, however, museums can be said to ...

Author: Charles A. Stansfield

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811706223

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 136

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This book follows the nation's presidents chronologically, from George Washington to Ronald Reagan, with stories about their ghostly manifestations, their experiences with unexplained phenomena, and odd encounters involving members of their families.

Jewish Culture in Philadelphia, Exhibition in the Museum of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Gail F. Stern ... Electric cautery handle owned by Dr. Jacob da Silva Solis - Cohen Brass and wood , 6 1/4 " x 5/8 " Mutter Museum of the ...

Author: Gail F. Stern

Publisher: The Historical Society of PA

ISBN: 1422358291

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2006-10 By Gail F. Stern

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History Pittsburgh, PA www.carnegiemnh.org One of the four Carnegie museums of Pittsburgh, ... Mütter Museum Philadelphia, PA www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum Started with an 1858 collection of ...

Author: Robert Marbury

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 9781579656409

Category: Art

Page: 240

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In this collection of taxidermy art, you’ll find a winged monkey with a fez and a martini glass, a jewel-encrusted piglet, a bionic fawn, and a polar bear balancing on a floating refrigerator. Author Robert Marbury makes for a friendly (and often funny) guide, addressing the three big questions people have about taxidermy art: What is it all about? Can I see some examples? and How can I make my own? He takes readers through a brief history of taxidermy (and what sets artistic taxidermy apart) and presents stunning pieces from the most influential artists in the field. Rounding out the book are illustrated how-to lessons to get readers started on their own work, with sources for taxidermy materials and resources for the budding taxidermist.
2014-09-23 By Robert Marbury

The mutter museum and College gallery are open mon through Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. admission is $$ for adults, seniors, students, and children 6 to 18; children under 6 enter free.For years the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (not ...

Author: Christine O'toole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762774

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Pennsylvania features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.
2010-04-13 By Christine O'toole

Paula Findlen , Possessing Nature : Museums , Collecting , and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy ( Berkeley ... See Gretchen Worden , " The Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia , " in Beyond Ars Medica ...

Author: Robert Bud

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9057024306

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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The flesh," will be confronting big subjects: blood, life, danger, & conception. All those interested in how medicine affects the culture of the healthy well as the fate of the sick will find this volume of interest.
1999 By Robert Bud

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