Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Mutter Museum

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Philadelphia College of Physicians

Address:
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
West side of town, two blocks east of the Schuykill River, one block south of Chestnut. At the Philadelphia College of Physicians.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. (Call to verify)
Phone:
215-563-3737 x211
Admission:
$12 regular, student discounted rates available.
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Mutter Museum and Wistar Institute

Originally, a number of the items that are now in the Mutter Museum of medical curiosities were in the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology. Wistar, now a prestigious biomedical research institution, was originally a medical teaching museum. Visitors can still see mammoth sculptures by American sculptor Charles Rush (see the Philly Waterworks) in Wistar's atrium. There is a giant pelvis, an inner ear, and some eyes. In the 1970s, before the museum items were removed from Wistar to Mutter to make room for research labs, it was billed as the best place in the city for a lovers rendevous. Very quiet.

[M. Salcedo, 06/01/2003]

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