|Albert Einstein's brain sections|
|The Wall of Skulls|
The goal of the Mutter Museum is to help the public experience and understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body, while appreciating the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. As there are no photos allowed in the museum, all photos herein are web photos.
|Preserved brain specimens|
There were several specimens that especially captured my interest. I was utterly fascinated with a collection of slides containing pieces of Albert Einstein's brain. Wow.
A plaster cast of the torsos of the famous Siamese twins Chang and Eng was on display, made following the autopsy in 1874. The cast clearly showed the skin and cartilage connection between their bodies.
The collection of Dr. Chevalier Jackson, who practiced medicine during the first half of the 1900's, consists of items he removed from patients' food and air passages with his own specially designed instruments. They are exhibited in the museum in drawers, and include dentures, safety pins, toy jacks, a "Perfect Attendance" pin, toy animals, board game markers, and pieces of food and bones.
And, that's a lot to swallow.
Just like many of the museum's specimen displays.