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13 Super Weird And Disgusting Things On Display At The Mütter Museum

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List RulesVote up the strangest, most unbelievable biological objects on display at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.

Do you consider yourself a connoisseur of the macabre? Do you often find yourself laying awake late into the night, staring at your ceiling, wondering what's the nastiest display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia? If so, it's time to get dirty with this list all about the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, also known as the museum of medical oddities.

The Mütter Museum opened in 1858, after surgeon Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter donated $30,000 and 1,700 medicine-related objects and specimens to the college, on the condition that his collection be expanded upon and curated. And thus, the weird displays at the Mutter Museum came into being. 

Housed in an unassuming brick building with white stone columns, the two-story museum is home to over 25,000 medical models of infectious diseases, osteological (bone & skeleton) specimens, cysts, tumors, organs, and old surgical instruments that wouldn't look out of place in a Saw movie. Hence why you may have heard all about some seriously gross Mütter Museum display objects. 

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