The Mütter Research Institute: Looking to the Past to Improve Our Future
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
24. Juni 2020 19.00 Uhr
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh are hosting an online lecture on the subject of medical museum collections.
This is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 6pm (UK time).
Speaker: Anna Dhody, Acting Co-Director of the Mütter Museum, Curator of the Mütter Museum, the Director of the Mütter Research Institute, and the Gretchen Worden Chair, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Can old specimens contain new information? Mütter Museum Curator, Anna Dhody will talk about the ways scientists are looking to the past to improve our future. New technology has emerged that allow researchers access into the past, to see what infectious microbes were responsible for previous pandemics, and hopefully provide insight on how to prevent or combat future ones. Ms. Dhody is also the Director of the Mütter Research Institute which endeavors to collaborate with scientific and medical professionals to utilize our historical collection to increase and advance the cause of modern health.