Apartments Near International Museum of Surgical Science Apartments in Chicago
Thanksgiving is upon us once again, and as tradition dictates you not only host the festive meal in your apartment but also carve the bird to perfection. You have to admit, you do a pretty good job of divvying up the portions. Mom always said you'd make a good surgeon, but before you start shopping for med school loans give yourself a decidedly more affordable education at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
Much like Philadelphia's Mutter Museum, the IMSS concentrates more on the early approaches to the craft rather than modern technological advances. Dating as far back as early Roman techniques, this is one museum definitely not for the squeamish. Paintings of primitive surgical procedures will test your stomach's fortitude from the outset, while displays of early syringes, forceps and even old-fashioned x-ray techniques (Radioactivity? What's that?) will give you a newfound appreciation for your HMO.
The pursuit of perfection is a given within the realm of surgery, so be sure and walk through the "Hall of Immortals" and take in sculptural renderings of some of the craft's pioneers and most notable doctors. An emphasis is upon historical evolution of both practices and devices, and you'll certainly be thankful for being born in this century after taking a gander at drilled skulls from Peru (to release 'evil spirits') as well as battlefield amputation kits from the Civil War. Admission is just $8, so skip that next 'Saw' sequel and give your nerves a real test for a change. Odds are good you'll never look at that holiday turkey the same way again.