Home to over 20,000 mind-boggling anatomic specimens, plaster casts, wax models, and paintings, the Mutter Museum, founded
in 1858, is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. This book features over 100 photographs by a select group of
renowned photographers whose work appears in the award-winning Mutter Museum calendars. Highlights include a bust of an early-19th-century
Parisian widow with a six-inch horn protruding from the forehead; the connected livers of Chang and Eng, the world-famous
Siamese twins; the skeleton of a 7 6 giant from Kentucky; and a collection of 139 skulls showing anatomic variation among
ethnic groups in central and eastern Europe. Historical photographs from the museum s archives, brief background texts about
the collection, stunning photographs by acclaimed photographers including William Wegman and Joel-Peter Witkinand, and an
introductory essay on the museum are also included."