Museums are somewhat paradoxical. As kids, we all hated visiting them, but as adults, we are fascinated by the idea to visit one and explore art and with right reasons. Artefacts are the defining elements of a museum. Some artefacts become so popular and get subjected to such a cult following that the museum they are kept in gets synonymous with the artefact.
Don’t believe us? Take the example of The Louvre in Paris. The chances are that you either conjured up the image of Harvard professor Robert Langdon running around or you thought about Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Now we would like to present you another museum, but the speciality is that it’s straight from Bizarreland. This museum is National Museum of Health & Medicine in Washington, and it preserves actual body parts of humans and animals and puts in on display. Want to learn more about what kind of artefacts this museum preserves.
Human body parts
The co-joined babies, the baby in the fetus, absolutely intriguing.
This amazing display shows how prosthetics were back then. Amazing to imagine how much we advanced.
This leg was swollen due to Elephantiasis. Weird? Yes!
This showcases how the skeleton develops as one ages.
A human skull in all its glory. *Creepy*
Another human brain, the difference being, this one is plasticized.
Human body parts
The real human stomach body parts.
Just a gilded skull, nothing out of ordinary, isn’t it?
A skull with gunshot wound
You can see the wound seems like the third eye!
Hair taking shape
A girl used to ingest hair for years, and the result was that the hair took the shape of her stomach.
A historic bullet
This is that infamous bullet which killed Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President.
In the 1800’s, there were tools which were used in the study of diseases. Look how far we’ve come.