CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago museum chronicling the history of surgery through medical artifacts, paintings and sculptures is planning to open an exhibit later this year on sex-reassignment procedures.
Curators at the International Museum of Surgical Science said the issue has become more prominent in social, cultural and political conversations and the museum hopes to contribute to the discussion in medical and surgical terms, according to the Chicago Sun-Times
Collin Pressler, the museum’s director of exhibitions, said he hopes to “demystify” the “relatively obscure” topic.
“The museum doesn’t shy away from real and accurate depictions of surgery,” he said. “That’s how you educate.”
He hopes the exhibit will open before the end of the year as museum officials work on fundraising and designing the display. more