Mysteries & Oddities in the Mutter Museum

12 Nov, 2010

Episode 413 aired on November 7, 2010 and is now available as a free download on our iTunes page!

In this episode, the Radio Rounds crew takes a special visit to the famed Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia — a museum that welcomes tens of thousands of curious visitors each year and showcases a legendary collection of medical history.

Oh, and more than a few medical oddities as well.

Hosts Avash Kalra and John Corker speak with the Curator of the Museum, Anna Dhody, as well as the Museum’s Director, Dr. Robert Hicks. Ms. Dhody and Dr. Hicks discuss the famous exhibits at the museum, including the Hyrtl skull collection, a collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people’s throats, the tallest skeleton on display in North America, and of course, the famous mystery of the preserved Soap Lady — whose corpse turned itself into a soapy substance called adipocere.

Learn more on the Mutter Museum website, and remember that, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page!

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