A Note from the Collection: The Chamberlen Family Secret

Published by Sally Monroe. In the International Museum of Surgical Science’s permanent collection, we have a great deal of forceps of all kinds—obstetrical, arterial, tubing, and so on. Despite their varied purposes, all are fairly similar in form, owing to the fact that forceps are essentially medical tweezers. As I went about cataloguing several drawers … Continue reading A Note from the Collection: The Chamberlen Family Secret

Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part 3

This is Part III of the three-part essay, Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection. Part I and Part II can be found on the Museum Blog.  Content Disclaimer: The following article discusses potentially disturbing subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and opinions expressed in this essay … Continue reading Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part 3

Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part 2

This is Part II of the three-part essay, Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection. Part I and Part III can be found on the Museum Blog.  Content Disclaimer: The following article discusses potentially disturbing subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and opinions expressed in this essay … Continue reading Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part 2

Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part I

This is Part I of the three-part essay, Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection. Part II and Part III can be found on the Museum Blog.  Content Disclaimer: The following article discusses potentially disturbing subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences. The views and opinions expressed in … Continue reading Sever and Suture: On the History and Future of Anatomical Dissection – Part I