For all the lovers of the unusual, medical students and the curious in general, have a must-see the Mütter Museum if they come to Philadelphia.
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where you can find a collection of medical rarities, pathological and anatomical specimens, wax models and antique medical equipment.
The original purpose of this collection donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter in 1858, was for research and medical education and Although most visitors are not fully interested in medicine or do not seek to become doctors, this museum is surprising, a bit creepy and interesting…
It is guaranteed to leave you perplexed to see everything on display!
You have to put it in the context of the time, where overly bleeding and surgeries without anesthesia were things that hospitals would deal with every day, that is if you were not exorcised or sacrificed for being possessed by a demon…
One of the objects found in such an insufferable collection is the brain of Albert Einstein.
When the physicist died in 1955, Thomas Stolz Harvey, a pathologist from Princeton, stole Einstein’s brain and cut it into 170 pieces which are now on display in this museum.
Among his collection are also the enormous 3-meter-long colon, which contained more than 18 kilograms of fecal matter at the time of the bearer’s death (due to constipation), and a large collection of skulls with various malformations and skeletons, such as Siamese twins.
There is also the wax model of a human horn that came out of a woman called Madame Dimanche.
She lived in Paris in the early 19th century and strangely at the age of 76, in her forehead, a horn began to grow. When she was 82 years old this horn had reached 20 cm in length. It has been correctly removed by the famous French surgeon Joseph Suberbeillom (Joseph Souberbeille, 1754-1846)
This collection continued to grow, and today has no less than 20,000 pieces and is undoubtedly an extravagant yet fun and educational tour of Philadelphia.
What do you think, would you like to visit this museum?