COFFEE TABLE BOOK OF THE WEEK: MUTTER MUSEUM HISTORICAL MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHS

posted by on 2010.11.04, under Coffee Table Book of the Week
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A curated set of coffee table books makes a great statement. Art books can bring a drab coffee table to life, double as accent furniture when properly stacked, and entertain those restless guests of yours. Coffee Table Book of the Week is our weekly selection of stylish books to spruce up your home. – FM

In light of last week’s Halloween festivities, the coffee table selection this week is this massive collection of medical oddities meticulously archived by the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.

Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs

 

From Amazon, “Featured are poignant, aesthetically accomplished works ranging from Civil War photographs showing injury and recovery, to the ravages of diseases not yet conquered in the 19th century, to pathological anomalies, to psychological disorders…As visual documents of what humans endured in the face of limited medical knowledge, these extraordinary and haunting photographs demonstrate how far medicine has advanced.”

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