NileGuide Expert Says:
This is not a museum for the squeamish. Enjoy all sorts of medical oddities here that will leave you wondering and talking for days.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215 563 3737 ext. 242
M-Sa 10a-4p, Su 12p-4p
The Mutter Museum is the prime spot for anyone looking for a unique and possibly disturbing museum experience. The Museum houses a collection of medical oddities that are sure to surprise visitors. It was started in 1858 by professor Thomas Dent Mutter, who hoped to use his collection of specimens to educate future doctors. Among other oddities, the collection includes thousands of objects extracted from people's throats, a plaster cast of Siamese twins joined at the liver, and the cancerous tumor extracted from President Grover Cleveland. Located at the northwestern edge of center city, the Museum offers a perfect – if unusual – start to a day of walking through center city.