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Date completed: Saturday, October 10, 2015
While in Chicago, Scott and I visited the International Museum of Surgical Science. Located in the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood, the museum is located in a 1917 mansion and run by the International College of Surgeons.
The mission of the Museum is to enrich people's lives by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of the history, development, and advances of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine.
As an employee of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, I knew the exhibits would be relevant to the work of my colleagues in units across the six colleges and schools in the health sciences. There were more exhibits than I was expecting and the ones that I liked most were:
As a daughter of a retired pharmacist, I also enjoyed the Turn of the Century Apothecary Shop which was created from two pharmacies from New York and Iowa.
The museum also exhibits contemporary art with a connection to the medical sciences.
We enjoyed our visit and it was a great reminder to seek out lesser known museums.
What caught my eye during my visit
Other museums I recommend
From our travels:
What's your favorite museum?
I'd like to make a museum wish list. Where have you been that you'd recommend? What's on your wish list? What do you consider a museum?
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