International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago

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  • Interesting place in Chicago, far from the city centre, in a quiet and peaceful place, recommend to everyone to visit. Nothing particularly appalling and unpleasant is not there, just pretty interesting collection of what and how were treated only a few decades ago and that now it is unbearable to many of us imagine. Look carefully, once a week you can come for free. Bus stop very close walk to go will be far.
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  • The museum is housed in a beautiful old building. The exhibits are very interesting and you need a fair amount of time to see it all. Very nicely done! There are also original photos of many of the ro...  more »
  • Although I am not in the medical field, I have always been fascinated with forensics, how our bodies work and innovations in medicine. All this and more is available for visitors to this most unusual ...  more »
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  • Has so much interesting things! If you are more of a listener than a reader, I'd recommend taking the tour. Make sure to not miss the apothecary. It's a small building filled with great information with many tools and skeletons.
  • I like this museum. It has very good exhibits on surgery, very detailed! The building is also gorgeous and worth going into. They have lots of artifacts and are a very good museum. The prices are a little costly, with it being $17 for an adult, but I would definitely come again!
  • Very interesting museum! lots of medical history. Feel like most people would enjoy even if you weren't in a medical background. Would highly recommend checking it out! They have a small gift shop, with some cool medical/biology/science-y things. On tuesdays (I think) Illinois residents get free entry. Otherwise, bring your student ID and there's a discount. Accessibility: There is an accessible entrance around to the side of the building. It seemed like hardly anyone used the elevator - it's incredibly old and you need to ask the person working to show you how to use it. It also seemed narrow, so I would call ahead before visiting.
  • I went to this as an "exposure" which is an exposure where I learned many things about medicine mainly surgery. My group went in for free. I don't know if the adults had to pay for it or not but if it does, its worth it seeing real human bones and great statues of great men.
  • Free admission for Illinois residents on Tuesday! Very cool place. Good spot for those interested in medical history or the macabre. 3 stories of surgical history!
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