From Opium to Ibuprofen

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To celebrate 150 years of the Mütter Museum, the Karabots Junior Fellows researched how healthcare has changed since the mid-1800s. Each group chose a specimen from the collection to illustrate one aspect of their chosen field and its development. Exhibit items include: a hospital sewing kit believed to have belonged to Florence Nightingale; a finger exercise device used during WWI to relieve pain associated with the firing of guns; and obstetrical forceps from the 1920s. The exhibition is generously funded by Nick and Athena Karabots of the Karabots Foundation. On display in the Mütter Museum now!

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