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*CANCELED* Obscura Society IL: Surgical Curiosities: Gynecology

Explore the IMSS's incredible collections in this intimate three-part series.

Explore the IMSS's incredible collections in this intimate three-part series.

At our final event of this three-part series of second Friday evening sessions, we will explore the archival materials, instruments and rare books on women's medicine and gynecology from the International Museum of Surgical Science rich collections in the intimate setting of its historian lakefront mansion library, guided by two of its stewards. Learn more about changing attitudes towards women's bodies over time as a broader discussion of gender, society, health and sexuality.  

March 11-Trephining and Cranial Amulets

April 8-Medical Illustration and Anatomy 

May 13-Gynecology 

This event is hosted by Atlas Obscura Field Agent Amy Weber. She is a dedicated national and international traveler. She enjoys the challenge of getting on a plane and letting life just happen. With over 15 solo tours under her belt she knows the joys of exploration and finding that something extra that makes the experience spectacular. Being grown up she now is limited to two weeks of vacation so exploration around her backyards is her jam.  

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