Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy Birthday Mütter

I've never been, as I probably wouldn't make it through without passing out, but it's supposedly quite interesting.

You've probably heard of the Mütter Museum, the 150-year-old Philadelphia institution that is known worldwide for its impressive collection of medical artifacts and oddities.

Besides the primitive surgical tools and macabre organs in jars, the museum is now displaying samples of lipstick, candy, beer steins, antique toy soldiers, paint and pesticide - all pieces in the long and ongoing story of lead's impact on public health.