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 The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically themed exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.

The Mission of the Museum is to enrich people’s lives by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of the history, development, and advances in surgery and related subjects in health and medicine.

In support of this, we are committed to:

  • Portraying, through exhibits and other appropriate media, the art and science of surgery and related subjects
  • Providing programs and services for the education and enjoyment of the public, students and the medical profession
  • Preserving our collection for the education, inspiration, and aesthetic enrichment of future generations
  • Gaining recognition as a leader among medical and health museums worldwide

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Housed in a historic lakeside mansion, The International Museum of Surgical Science is a member of At Home in Chicago, a consortium of more than twenty historic house museums in and around Chicago.

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