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Illustrated reading with Mary Cappello, author of "Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them"
Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Philadelphia, United States
As one of the most popular exhibits in the Mütter Museum, the Chevalier Jackson collection of swallowed objects has fascinated museum-goers for years. Now come and experience the Chevalier Jackson collection in a whole new way as the Mütter Museum hosts Mary Cappello, author of Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them, a new book on the collection.
Additionally, Cappello will serve as co-curator of the new Chevalier Jackson collection. Don’t miss Cappello’s unique take on the collection, sure to engage newcomers and veterans of the Museum alike. Her perspectives brings together the Informative, uncanny, and the beautiful!
Event will also feature a book signing.
To read more about Mary's book and the Chevalier Jackson collection, visit the links below:
Sponsored by the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the oldest medical society & the oldest steward of American Medicine, and is regarded as the “Birthplace of American Medicine”SM, offering insight into medicine’s past, present and future.
Our specimens, book collections, archives, personal journals and ephemera are more relevant today than ever – attracting more visitors and users of our collections and facilities than ever before in our history.
Dedicated to advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine, the College remains an unbiased community resource without allegiance to one healthsystem, a particular educational institution or industry.
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