International Museum of Surgical Science
The International Museum of Surgical Science is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. It is operated by The International College of Surgeons and features exhibits dealing with various aspects of Eastern and Western medicine. The museum's exhibits are displayed by theme or surgical discipline. Displays include photographs, paintings and drawings, sculpture, medical equipment, skeletons, medical specimens and historic artifacts. 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.