International Museum-Surgical

★★★★☆
  • 1516 N Lake Shore Dr

    Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 312-642-6502

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Sun 10am-5pm, Tue-Thu 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

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This was different. I learned alot! Certainly not for kids. Neat little stuff in the gift shop. Real easy to get to on the bus. It you want to do something out of the ordinary, this it it!

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★★☆☆☆

This was different. I learned alot! Certainly not for kids. Neat little stuff in the gift shop. Real easy to get to on the bus. It you want to do something out of the ordinary, this it it!

Pros: Quick to do, uncrowded, different

Cons: some bloody art on walls

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There is nothing quite as startling as the Museum of Surgical Science. Located in a former mansion, the museum contains artifacts from our own human history of practicing medicine - and some of it is quite scary! Medical instruments, tables, even a replica 19th century pharmacy, bring to life the strange and often unhealthy medical practices of a former age. In a city full of museums, this little gem is far too often overlooked!

PROS: Small, rarely crowded, very interesting material
CONS: No parking!

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★★★★★

There is nothing quite as startling as the Museum of Surgical Science. Located in a former mansion, the museum contains artifacts from our own human history of practicing medicine - and some of it is quite scary! Medical instruments, tables, even a replica 19th century pharmacy, bring to life the strange and often unhealthy medical practices of a former age. In a city full of museums, this little gem is far too often overlooked!

PROS: Small, rarely crowded, very interesting material
CONS: No parking!

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Small, quirky museum has a number of medical exhibits on a number of subjects that are tastefully presented. Highlights include ones on the history of x-rays including an old device to measure foot size and other old equipment. Another exhibit shows a number of heart implantation devices while others show photos of gallstones. Plan on spending an hour or so here. The museum is on a bus route and is in a nice neighborhood but sometimes is open at weird times, so make sure they will be open when you plan on visiting.

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★★★★☆

Small, quirky museum has a number of medical exhibits on a number of subjects that are tastefully presented. Highlights include ones on the history of x-rays including an old device to measure foot size and other old equipment. Another exhibit shows a number of heart implantation devices while others show photos of gallstones. Plan on spending an hour or so here. The museum is on a bus route and is in a nice neighborhood but sometimes is open at weird times, so make sure they will be open when you plan on visiting.

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I love this quirky museum. A hidden gem, the mansion alone is worth a visit. Don't miss the fascinating gallstone display. A great way to spend a rainy Saturday.

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★★★★★

I love this quirky museum. A hidden gem, the mansion alone is worth a visit. Don't miss the fascinating gallstone display. A great way to spend a rainy Saturday.

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Housed in a gorgeous mansion on Lake Shore Drive, the International Museum of Surgical Science contains a remarkable display of surgical devices and techniques dating from Roman times. Each room in the museum has its…

 

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