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International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago

Categories: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a fantastic museum near Lincoln Park. It recapitulates medical progress from very early times, and has great examples of early medical equipment, pharmaceutical practices and a very interestin...  read more »
  • We thought the museum would have more to offer like instruments, maybe surgical operation history, specimens..whatever. just more! It was not worth it's money to put it clear. We've seen alot others.....  read more »
  • It is the second time that I go to this museum. Very interesting: medical instruments, anesthesia and surgical tests, radiological. History of medicine, surgery, radiology. Important paintings of surgical medical theme. Located in a beautiful historic building. Not to be missed
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  • This museum is like a Tardis, it's bigger than it looks, it feels like it is small but there is so much to see and learn, that you will be tired when you're done. Displays well thought out and very educational! This is definitely not a museum for children or the faint of heart. Highly recommend!
  • Beautiful and fascinating. They threw an after hours event with free food and drinks, which was a great catalyst for getting people in the door. If you are at all interested in medical practice history, you have to check this out.
  • This is an under-the-radar kind of place to visit in Chicago. The collection of medical materials and equipment is eclectic and bizarre. Worth the trip for anyone interested in health/medicine.
  • This place was awesome and a great place to hit up for anyone interested in the history of medicine. We came over after reading about the place on Yelp and loved the experience! I'm actually kind of baffled with how anyone who has any interest in medicine could not love this place! A cool 15 bones to enter is totally worth you time. You're greeted at a little gift shop where plush organs and hilarious anatomy themed lapel pins are at your fingertips! We got one for my dentist sister that had gansta teeth saying "Flossin isn't just for rappers"...Classic But onto, the museum. Four total floors of surgical history bliss are at your beck and call. The old school apothecary model room was pretty sweet and gave a glimpse into all the garbage that people were sold for a long time. The Hall of Immortal and Hall of Murals were two of the coolest rooms I've ever been in. Life size marble statues of medical greats was like being in a Lord of the Rings scene for this Urology resident! The hall of murals had some incredible art and was just plain awesome. The stone exhibit was great and there were a dozen or so rooms with a broad range of historical exhibits that we found fascinating. Not a great place to come with young kids and easy to get through in 60-90 minutes. One of the cooler places we've seen and one medical peeps will love!
  • I would recommend this museum for anyone wanting to catch a glimpse inside the world of medicine, nursing, pain, and anesthesia. This place is on the smaller side and I would allot for 2 hours to thoroughly explore the exhibits.
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