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Mutter Museum

Posted by on January 30, 2012

Field Trip: Mutter Museum
Location: 19 South Twenty-Second St
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097
Contact: 215-563-3737
Grades: 5th and up


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About the Museum:

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. Twenty-four physicians of eighteenth-century Philadelphia gathered “to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery.” Today, over 1,500 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work towards better serving the public.

The College is home to the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library. Our outreach programs include Philly Health Info.org, an online health information, resource and educational program serving the Delaware Valley, and the C. Everett Koop Community Education Center. The public is invited to attend the many lectures, workshops, and conferences the College offers. Our programs reflect our reverence for the past, our commitment to the present, and our vision for the future of medicine and health.

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