Mutter Museum

Items on sale at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new gift shop
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Lauren Lipton
December 08, 2019 - 4:30 am
If you're looking for some unique holiday gifts, why not check out the many museums in the area that have exciting gift shops? Read more here.
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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
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Holli Stephens
December 06, 2019 - 6:00 am
This weekend blends the new, the old and the unusual. Take a peek at this weekend’s KYW To-Do List to help plan your time-honored traditions or some avant-garde outings in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
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A death certificate for a flu victim during the 1918 pandemic, on display in a new exhibit at the Mütter Museum.
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John McDevitt
October 14, 2019 - 4:30 am
A new exhibit on a deadly influenza pandemic over 100 years ago opens later this week at the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The exhibit will serve as a public remembrance honoring the lives lost, while asking the question, "Could it happen...
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Mütter Museum
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Tom Rickert
August 20, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How do you turn a human body into a museum exhibit? That’s what the Mütter Museum had to figure out, and quickly, after Carol Orzel left her body in the care of the collection of medical oddities. Carol Orzel was 59 years old when she died of fibrodysplasia ossificans...
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Mutter Museum
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John McDevitt
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The College of Physician's Mütter Museum in Center City is known around the world because of, let's just say, it's unusual medical related collections. A fundraising campaign is underway to expand its exhibit space. "So we have a real, functioning iron lung in our...
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World Polio Day
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Justin Udo
October 24, 2018 - 10:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Even though there have been great strides made in combating polio, there is still a long ways to go. An effort to eradicate the disease from around the globe took center stage in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The Mütter Museum in Center City played host to Rotary...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
September 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forum on fighting flu in Philadelphia convened on the Penn State campus at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia on Thursday. The naval site was the source of a flu pandemic that hit the city 100 years ago. "More than 20,000 people died in the city and about 14,000 of...
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Emily Snedden Yates, the Mutter Museum's special projects manager
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Shara Dae Howard
August 01, 2018 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia introduced the Woven Strands exhibit in January, but visitors have until mid-September to see it. Woven Strands, an exhibition of folk art using human hair, has roots reaching back to the 18th and 19th...
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Frederick Kaplan and his patient Carol Orzel
University of Pennsylvania
Mark Abrams
May 02, 2018 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A longtime resident of Inglis House — who lived for several years with an extremely rare disease that turns human tissue into bone — has donated her remains to medical research. At a memorial service for 59-year-old Carol Orzel Wednesday in Inglis House's Founder's...
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Mutter Museum director Robert Hicks
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Shara Dae Howard
April 12, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Mutter Museum has a new exhibit dedicated to telling the story of how medicine evolved from the battlefield to the emergency room. The Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits exhibit is not just about wierd science, but also about medical advancements. "Everything we...
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