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Warren Anatomical Museum

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Warren Anatomical Museum
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Boston is home to many a celebrated museum, but sometimes you seek a medium beyond painting and sculpture. Enter the Warren Anatomical Museum, a hidden home for medical equipment (and more than a couple human remains) from yesteryear. Learn about Civil War-era surgery and the history of bloodletting before moving onto the star of the show: the skull of Phineas Gage, who was impaled in the head by an iron rod in 1848 yet survived, albeit with an altered personality that remained the obsession of the medical community for the rest of his years.

By: Time Out contributors


Venue name: Warren Anatomical Museum
Address: 10 Shattuck St
Cross street: Huntington Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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