Part of College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Mutter Museum displays preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century "cabinet museum" setting. Its purpose is to help people appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Each one of those specimen told engrossing stories of worth display for the world.
Untold stories can be weird, and sometimes even connected. The idea is to have The Mutter Museum partner with Ancestry.com to help visitors discover what anomalies run in their blood. And maybe they are even connected to the long-last relatives at the museum
There are more than 139 skulls inside the Hyrtl Skull Collection at the Mütter Museum. Each has a story thoroughly documented by Dr. Joseph Hyrtl. The museum will use augmented reality to show you what these people looked like in life.
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