Surgical Science: There’s a Chicago Museum for That

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Looking for a truly unique Chicago museum experience? Head over to the International Museum of Surgical Science and feast your eyes on some of the most history-packed artifacts that helped build the medical industry. Your eyes will easily jump from the medical instruments, paintings, and statues to the breathtaking Gold Coast building they are housed in. Over 7,000 medical artifacts, 600 art pieces, over 5,000 medical books, and more are housed in this 20th-Century mansion that resembles Le Petit Trianon, a French chateau on the grounds of Versailles. Here iron lungs, Peruvian skulls with holes drilled in them, hearing aids from different eras, statues of medical greats, murals depicting important moments in medical history, and more will enlighten those with or without any medical knowledge.

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