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The Schuylkill River Greenways map is divided by Trailheads, Trail Towns and Places to Visit.
In 1858, Thomas Dent Mütter, retired Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, presented his personal collection of unique anatomic and pathological materials to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
The collection now boasts over 20,000 unforgettable objects. These include fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens; skeletal and dried specimens, medical instruments and apparati; anatomical and pathological models in plaster, wax, papier-mâché, and plastic; memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians; medical illustrations, photographs, prints, and portraits. In addition, we offer changing exhibits on a variety of medical and historical topics.
The museum’s one-of-a-kind treasures include: The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous Siamese Twins, Chang & Eng, and their conjoined livers… Joseph Hyrtl’s collection of skulls… Preserved body of the “Soap Lady”… Collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people’s throats… Cancerous growth removed from President Grover Cleveland… Tallest skeleton on display in North America… and more!