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Other Jessicas: A Review of “skin would call a poor eye simple” by Jessica Tucker at International Museum of Surgical Science by NEWCITY ART.

As the Heart Beats Chicago’s Rich History of Cardiology Pioneers by Chicago Health Magazine

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“150 Best Things to Do in the USA This Summer,” Travel Lemming, May 24, 2022.

“The 4 Wackiest Places in Chicago,” AptAmigo, May 23, 2022.

Thiyagarajah, Nilani, “Where to Stay in Chicago, By a Local (Best Areas & Places),” Travel Lemming, May 19, 2022.

“Information about International Museum of Surgical Science,”, May 19, 2022.

Kendrick, Monica, “London label Touch brings its 40th-anniversary celebration to the International Museum of Surgical Science,” Chicago Reader, May 16, 2022.

Kathan, Lisa, “Springtime in Paris: Modern Parisian Tiny Wedding Inspo,”, chi the wed, May 16, 2022.

Meyer, Sarah, “The Healing Is In The Listening – Experiencing a Sound Bath,” Splash Magazine, May 11, 2022.

Meyer, Graham, “The Big Ticket: What to do this weekend,” Crain’s Chicago Business, May 4, 2022.

“International Museum of Surgical Science,”, May 2, 2022.

“Today In The Culture, March 28, 2022,” Newcity Magazine, March 28, 2022.

“10 events to visit in Chicago this April,” Chicago Magazine by, March 22, 2022.

“Eight U.S. Museums That Chronicle and Celebrate the History of Medicine,” The Washington Post, August 5, 2021.

“38 Chicagoland Museums Families Should Visit At Least Once,” Chicago Parent, April 5, 2021.

“These Are Chicago’s Superior Late-Pandemic Non-Virtual Date Ideas,” Inside Hook, March 12, 2021.

“TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (3/11-3/17),” Bad At Sports, March 12, 2021.

“Heroines for our time: Shaping a 21st-century approach to the past at the International Museum of Surgical Science,” The Association of Science and Technology Centers, March 11, 2021.

“The Most Unusual Museums Across America Are Anything but Boring,” Men’s Journal, March 10, 2021.

“This Week in the Culture: January 13, 2021,” Newcity Art, January 13, 2021.

“Contemplative Artworks of Cicada Wings, Hair, and Thorned Branches Evoke Rebirth and Change,” Colossal, December 11, 2020.

“Artist of the Week: Selva Aparicio,” LVL3, December 1, 2020.

Lane, S. Nicole, “Frenzied, lascivious, and licentious: a woman in hysterics,” Chicago Reader, November 29, 2020.

“5 Hidden Gem Museums in Chicago,” Atlanta Business Journal, November 22, 2020.

“When We Share Our Emotions, Who’s Watching?” F Newsmagazine, October 24, 2020.

“How Will Museums Haunt Us This Halloween?” American Alliance of Museums, October 23, 2020.

“Offbeat Illinois: Discover the Kooky Side of Illinois,”, September 24, 2020.

“Works Cited: Selva Aparicio on Life, Death, and Breaking Taboo,” Sixty Inches from Center, August 4, 2020.

“The Nick Digilio Show 7.16.20 | International Museum of Surgical Science, Manny’s Deli, Storm Chasing and the Friday Features,” WGN Radio 720, July 17, 2020.

“How Art Reflects the Changing History of Medicine,”, June 5, 2020.

“Breakout Artists 2020: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Newcity Art, April 30, 2020.

“Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science demonstrates the long, sometimes unpleasant, history of medicine,” WGN Radio 720, February 28, 2020.

24 hours in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood,” Choose Chicago Blog, January 27, 2020

Meyer, Bill, “Mark Nelson reignites Pan•American as a solo endeavor for a show at the Museum of Surgical Science,” Chicago Reader, January 10, 2020.

“Chicago Free Museum Days in 2019,” DO 312, 2019. 

“This Saturday, museumgoers will be in for a treat when admission will be free for many institutions,” The Washington Post, September 16, 2019. 

“The Mix: The Water Tower’s birthday and more things to do in Chicago Sept. 13-19,” Chicago Sun Times, September 13, 2019. 

“Such a ‘Bler: International Museum of Surgical Science,” College Admission at Loyola, September 5, 2019.

“4 ways to make the most of your week in Chicago,” Hoodline, September 4, 2019.  

“Explore Chicago’s newest arts district,” Choose Chicago Blog, September 3, 2019.

“The Best Offbeat Museums to Visit in All 50 States (And Washington, D.C.),” Mental Floss, August 30, 2019.

“5 ways to make the most of your week in Chicago,” Hoodline, August 26, 2019. 

“A chic & macabre Halloween wedding at the International Museum of Surgical Science,” Offbeat Bride, August 6, 2019. 


“A Closer Look Into Animal Anatomy,” NCTV17, July 15, 2019. 

Meyer, Bill, “Michael Morley of Gate and the Dead C makes the furniture sing,” Chicago Reader, July 5, 2019. 

“Chicago, my love: Die Tipps für eine tolle Reise,” Brigitte, 2019. 

“America’s 10 Creepiest Body Horror Museums,” The Travel, June 23, 2019.

“LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Chicagoland’s Museum Professionals,” American Perceptionalism, June 14, 2019. 

“Father’s Day Gift From the Heart,” Surgical Sojourner, June 13, 2019. 

“Welcome to the Amputation Demonstration,” F Newsmagazine, June 13, 2019. 

“International Museum of Surgical Science To Present World Premiere of ‘The Priestess of Morphine’,” OperaWire, June 6, 2019.

“Chicago to host a variety of performing and visual arts events this week,” Hoodline, May 7, 2019. 

“What to see and hear in May: Summer Culture Preview 2019,” Crain’s Chicago Business, May 3, 2019.

“Dance Top 5: May 2019,” Newcity Stage, May 1, 2019. 

“TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (3/28-4/3),” Visualist Chicago, March 28, 2019.

“Announcing Water Tower Arts District: New Chicago coalition forms to spotlight the culture amid the shopping,” Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2019.

“3 cool health and wellness events in Chicago this weekend,” ABC7 Chicago, January 31, 2019.

“Museum blog offers a cutting-edge look at the history of surgery,” The Washington Post, January 27, 2019.  

“When Chicago’s Wealthiest Man Maybe, Probably Got a Monkey Testicle Transplant,” Chicago Magazine, December 3, 2018.

“Concierges’ Favorite 40 Culture & Attractions 2019,” Concierge Preferred, November 20, 2018.

“From skulls to scalpels, this small museum helps keep medical history alive,” WGN9, November 14, 2018. 

“Chicago’s creepy cabinet of curiosities,” The Washington Post, October 12, 2018.

“David Allen Opening,” All Things Considered, NPR, August 31, 2018. (4:05 PM)

“The best exhibits to see this fall,” Crain’s Chicago Business, August 23, 2018.

“12 Facts About Kidney Stones,” Mental Floss, August 15, 2018.

Cimarusti, Luca, “Staring into the void on the gig poster of the week,” Chicago Reader, July 25, 2018.

“The Coolest, Weirdest, and Best Museums in Chicago,” Thrillist, April 26, 2018.

“Chicago mastectomy tattoo artist expands work for cancer survivors, is featured in film,” Chicago Tribune, April 20, 2018.

“Chicago artist lands Kennedy Center fellowship for combining health and art,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 25, 2018.

“The Top Ten Things to Do in Chicago This Week,”, March 29, 2018.

“Good to be alive: Medical museums in Philly and Chicago challenge the curious,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 27, 2018.

“A spoof of 80s teen movies and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week,” Chicago Reader, March 26, 2018.

“The Moth GrandSlam storytelling show and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week,” Chicago Reader, February 26, 2018.

Bizzarri, Amy, 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, Hermann-Josef Emons, 2017.

“Our Massive Gallery Of Jaw-Dropping Views & Architecture From Open House Chicago,” Chicagoist, October 17, 2017.

“6 gifts for the museum geek in your life,” Chicago Tribune Gift Guide, 2017.

“RIP Disposable Bags: Surgical Science Museum Has A Killer Reusable Tote,” DNAinfo, February 1, 2017.