by Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 December 2013

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