Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"G" stands for Gingerbreadmens

Yes, it's true: A conjoined Gingerbread Men cookie cutter. A Mütter Museum exclusive. And once they're all baked and decorated, they'll be perfect for splitting in half and sharing with a friend!

Buy yours at the Mütter Museum Store: Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutter

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Very Special Offer Just In Time For The Holidays!

Now you can choose two Blast Books titles and get the Mütter Museum 2010 calendar all for only $95.00. A perfect holiday gift for yourself or a friend.

Go here to purchase:
Mütter Museum/Blast Books Special Offer

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Giant Microbes!

Awwww yeeeahh! Introducing three new guys: Platelet, Neuron, and right behind them in the picture, the truly ominous Bird Flu. What could be better to stuff in a stocking?

Buy yours at the Mütter Museum Store: New Microbes

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Anatomy Murders

Attendees all seemed to agree that Friday the 13th was an appropriate evening to hold the lecture and book signing by Lisa Rosner, author of "The Anatomy Murders." Speaking to a full house at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Rosner discussed several persistent mythologies associated with the story of Burke and Hare. Those who missed the lecture can still purchase the book at the Mütter Museum Store.

Go here to buy the book:
The Anatomy Murders

Sunday, November 8, 2009


The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine and the Mütter Museum recently hosted Frank Bender and Ted Botha for a lecture and book signing. In his riveting book, "The Girl with a Crooked Nose," Ted Botha tells the story of Frank Bender, renowned artist and self-taught forensic sculptor. With only skeletal remains for reference, Frank Bender recovers the features of the deceased with uncanny accuracy and intuitive artistic mastery. His reconstructions have allowed law enforcement to make proper identifications, bringing closure to the families and friends of victims and leading to the capture and conviction of the murderers. Mr. Bender has worked closely with the Philadelphia Police Department, FBI, Scotland Yard and Mexican and Egyptian governments, and has been instrumental in solving at least nine "cold-case" murders. He has also assisted with numerous other anthropological and criminal investigations, including traveling to Mexico to uncover the identities of "feminicidios" in Juárez. Mr. Bender also has a career as a fine artist, and works in a variety of media including watercolors, pastels, photography and public monuments. The evening at The College of Physicians, which included a Q & A session between author and subject, was by all accounts fascinating, illuminating and inspiring. Those who missed it can still see Mr. Bender and Mr. Botha interviewed by Dr. Robert Hicks, the Director of the Mütter Museum & Historical Medical Library, on his show "No Bones About It."

Watch the interview with Mr. Bender and Mr. Botha on YouTube: INTERVIEW with Bender/Botha

And... you can still purchase a hardcover copy of the book in the Mütter Museum Store: The Girl with a Crooked Nose

Read Monica Yant Kinney's article on this extraordinary man at Philly.com:
Frank Bender

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Exciting News!

"Dissection" has made Amazon's Top Ten Best Books of 2009 in Science, Editor's Picks.

Congratulations to the authors and publisher of this fascinating title.

Amazon's Top Ten Best Books of 2009 in Science, Editor's Picks.

Go here to buy the book:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Madame Talbot & The Mütter Museum HEART Eachother!

Madame Talbot and the Mütter Museum Store joined forces to create this incredible custom poster. Reference images were provided by museum staff and Madame Talbot designed this stunning and unique illustration which presents some of the Mütter Museum's most beloved specimens in intricate, hand-drawn detail.

View the entire poster (and buy it) here:
Mütter Museum Poster by Madame Talbot

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mütter Museum book inspires Jack-o-Lantern!

Not only is the critically acclaimed Mütter Museum Historic Medical Photographs a best-selling title in our store, but it inspires creative pumpkin carving as well!

Go here to see this amazing pumpkin in all its lit-up glory!

Mütter Museum-inspired Jack-o-Lantern

And go here to buy the book!

Mütter Museum Historic Medical Photographs

Friday, October 30, 2009