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Rebecca Strzelec - Professor of Visual Arts, Penn State Altoona

Book Title: Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Author: Worden, Gretchen

Book Description:

While studying to be an artist in Philadelphia I would often visit the Mütter Museum for inspiration and as a resource for sketching and drawing. This volume goes a long way to capture the wonder found in the Mütter’s collection of medical and anatomical objects. Not found in the book are photographs of the drawers and drawers of foreign bodies removed from people’s throats (buttons, pins, jewelry…) and their awe-inspiring collection of spiraled and delicate inner ear bones from various animals. All of these things, kept to further science, have helped shape me into the artist I am today.


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