The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

City of Brotherly Lobe


You might know that Philadelphia was the epicenter of American neurology. Everyone's favorite five-foot-two-inch brain surgeon, William Williams Keen, lived and taught and practiced and wrote there, and Walter Freeman spent his youth in its once-ritzy Rittenhouse Square (getting chased outside to play by his father when he made too much noise, and losing a couple of front teeth once in a roller-skating accident). The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a bunch of Dr. Keen's writings, including lots of letters to family. It also has some writing of Walter's (some of it from very near the end of his life), and for both these reasons I have to go there soon. Now, who lives in Philadelphia (I know at least one of you does) and wants to meet up for coffee or whatever or even possibly let me crash for a night? Or can just suggest neat stuff to do while there? Besides the Mütter -- I was there once and I'll totally go again. Anyone want to join me? It has the tumor Dr. Keen removed from President Cleveland and gave to the museum as a gift, and if that's not a draw I don't know what is.
Tags: give me your sofa, polls, research, takingmyselfseriously, the other other walter freeman, w. w. keen, walter freeman
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