Meet the Matron of Morbidity

Meet Elinor Wrobel, the Matron of Morbidity. This woman established a museum at Sydney Hospital to display the ‘morbid anatomy collection,’ a lineup of body parts collected since the 1890s. Just like any other museum, this place is divided into sections, too. And the most popular exhibit? The giant hairball.

Wrobel ‘recovered the collection from a musty attic with cockroaches and fought tooth and nail for the specimens to be restored and exhibited to the public’. And not only are these specimens important for research, but Elinor believes they are a ‘beautiful reminder of our own mortality’.

Via Messy Nessy Chic

morbid anatomy collection
morbid anatomy collection

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.