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Librarian holding antique book while three others look on

Welcome to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

We are a not for profit medical, educational, and cultural institution with the mission of advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.  

Everything we do works towards the goal of connecting the historical to the contemporary. Our audience includes not only the medical community and medical students but students in middle school through graduate school, artists, humanities researchers and scholars, and members of the general public. The unique focus of The College of Physicians combines science, public health and medicine, the arts, and humanities.

The College is home to:

The Mütter Museum

The Historical Medical Library

Our outreach programs include:

History of Vaccines

Center for Education

Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden