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July 05, 2016

July's Science on Tap will be sponsored by the Mutter Museum

Get ready for stories about body-snatching

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Mutter Museum G. Widman/Visit Philadelphia™

The Mütter Museum is Philly's creepiest institution.

Science on Tap is a monthly event, held on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in National Mechanics. Each month a new science-related topic is discussed over beers. July's subject is strange practices of 19th-century physicians.

The Mutter Museum is sponsoring the talk, which will cover body-snatching, organ collecting and fraud in the centuryEvi Numen, exhibitions manager at the museum, will lead the discussion.

Here's a taste of what's in store, taken from Science on Tap's event description:

A one-eyed horse thief becomes the epicenter of a national scandal post-mortem, a 'petrified body' is donated to a local museum, a fetal specimen is obtained from a dying woman and a jar of anonymous epileptic brains raise questions about how these specimens were collected and the scientific studies they were collected for.

The event is free to attend. You'll just need to buy your own beers and arrive early to nab a seat.

July's Science on Tap

Monday, July 11
6-8 p.m. | Free admission
National Mechanics
22 S 3rd St.
(215) 701-4883