International Museum of Surgical Science

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International Museum of Surgical Science.

The International Museum of Surgical Science is a museum located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is operated by The International College of Surgeons and features exhibits dealing with various aspects of Eastern and Western medicine. It was founded by Dr. Max Thorek in 1954. Housed in a 1917 mansion designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw as a replica of a building at Versailles, the museum hosts about 20,000 visitors a year.[1]


  1. ^ Mullen, William (2010-12-03). "Small museum sees a big future in cadavers". Tribune News Service. 

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Coordinates: 41°54′37″N 87°37′36″W / 41.9103°N 87.6266°W / 41.9103; -87.6266