International Museum of Surgical Science


1524 N Lakeshore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-642-6502

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Tue-Thu, Sun 10am-5pm; Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

Type:
Museums, Science Museums


10BEST Says

Museums: One of Chicago's most interesting and least famous museums, the International Museum of Surgical Science is a true gem. Chock-full of photos and artifacts from surgery's often gruesome development through the centuries, the museum is definitely not for those with a weak stomach. Check out a trepanned skull from Peru, early surgical implements, and even a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century dentist's office. The museum is housed in a four-floor Gold Coast house from 1917.


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Museums: "Imagine the tools they used 50 years ago..."

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Museums: One of Chicago's most interesting and least famous museums, the International Museum of Surgical Science is a true gem. Chock-full of photos and artifacts from surgery's often gruesome development through the centuries, the museum is definitely not for those with a weak stomach. Check out a trepanned skull from Peru, early surgical implements, and even a re-creation of a turn-of-the-century dentist's office. The museum is housed in a four-floor Gold Coast house from 1917.

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Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Museums: "Imagine the tools they used 50 years ago..."

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