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Philadelphia museum features 20,000 medical anomalies

Known as the ‘wall of skulls,’ this collection of 139 skulls is found in one of the most unusual museums anywhere — the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. (DTI/Photo G. Widman for GPTMC)

Thu. 5 July 2012


Philadelphia, Pa., USA: Philadelphia, America's birthplace, has no end of historical sites worthy of repeat visits, whether the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Franklin Square, National Constitution Center or any number of others. But for medical- and dental-type folks, the can’t-miss destination is the Mütter Museum of the Philadelphia College of Physicians.

It boasts one of the world’s most unusual collections, featuring more than 20,000 medical anomalies and curiosities, historic medical instruments and anatomical pathologies.

One attraction, known as the “wall of skulls,” is a collection of 139 skulls. The museum also features many other specimens of anatomy and pathology and historic medical instruments, including a few dental and oral-surgery items.

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