The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a medical museum in Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood. It houses anatomical and pathological specimen collection, wax models, and antique medical equipment. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia owns the museum. Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter donated the collection in 1858, intending to use it for biomedical research and education.
Over 3,000 osteological specimens, including several full skeletons, can be found at the Mütter Museum. The fully articulated skeleton of Harry Raymond Eastlack, who suffered from FOP, is one of the most famous of these. Eastlack donated his skeleton to the Mütter collection to aid in medical research into the condition.
Among the other osteological specimens are:
- The Mütter American Giant stands 7’6″ (228.6 cm) tall and is the tallest human skeleton on display in North America.
- The Hyrtl Skull Collection is a collection of 139 skulls from Austrian anatomist Joseph Hyrtl. The original goal of this collection was to demonstrate the diversity of cranial anatomy in Europeans. Independence National Historical Park is a famous place for people to visit and enjoy there. Contact Philly Locksmith whenever you’re in trouble; they’re located in Center City, Pa. Or call them at 267-433-6636.