The Mtter Museum: Education, Preservation, and Commemoration

  title={The Mtter Museum: Education, Preservation, and Commemoration},
  author={E. McLeary},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • E. McLeary
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • In the mid-19th century, Austrian anatomist Joseph Hyrtl began to collect skulls: skulls from every ethnic group in Eastern Europe, skulls of robbers and of prostitutes, skulls of men killed by violence and men killed by grief. These skulls were more than an impressive demonstration of ethnic variation. The skull collection, along with Hyrtl's other anatomical preparationsmicroscopic injections of lymphatics and comparative anatomy collectionswas a source of income for the anatomist. Like many… CONTINUE READING
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