Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Morbidity and Mortality

No, not a deep, dark, philosophical discussion--I try not to do that here. This is fun stuff, believe it or not...well, fun should you possess a certain dark and peculiar twist of mind, a sensibility that compels you to view sideshow exhibits, freaks of nature (human or otherwise), disease progression, medical anomalies, and icky stuff in general (for example... and thanks, Cath!). I'm looking at you, Wayne!

Should you be such a person, then you're probably already aware of the Mutter Museum (umlaut over the u; Wikipedia entry here) in Philadelphia; you may even know they used to publish a calendar featuring high-quality photographs of their exhibits. Well, according to the Morbid Anatomy blog ("Surveying the Interstices of Art and Medicine, Death and Culture") they've resumed publishing after a 6-year hiatus and they're for sale at a reduced price on Amazon.com!

You'd better believe I've already ordered mine.


Cathy VanPatten said...


I'll have to check that out. It will weird out all the usual suspects at work.

G. W. Ferguson said...

Guaranteed to do just that! Plus, nothing says "consider carefully whether you wish to waste my time" than pictures of deformed babies and mutant skulls.