Surgical Autopsy Seminar

International Museum of Surgical Science

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In a Nutshell

Founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago examines deaths that occur during or after surgery using a slideshow and gripping anecdotes

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The Deal

  • $39 for one admission to a seminar on autopsy and surgical deaths with Dr. Ben Margolis
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

This event is intended as a follow-up to the Science to Humanity seminar, and some familiarity with the basics of autopsy and the graphic nature of the material are suggested. Check out a video about the seminar.

The event will be held at the International Museum of Surgical Science on the Near North Side. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Each event is capped at 75 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

Even the most skilled physicians can’t save every life, but their efforts offer remarkable insight into the workings of the body under the scalpel. Dr. Ben Margolis has dedicated his life to explaining how death occurs, and in this seminar, he focuses his expertise on lives that ended during or after a surgical procedure. Guests are encouraged to ask questions throughout the interactive discussion and slideshow.

  • Understand the Body
    Dr. Margolis illustrates the effects of surgery on the body, how its hidden workings experience the procedure, and what can be found beneath the sutures and staples

  • Discover the Human Experience
    Each case resonates with the hope and drama of illness and healing, and Dr. Margolis highlights the human journey from operating theater to autopsy suite

  • Guests Should Be 18 and Over
    The information presented in this experience is of a graphic nature


Your Host

Ben MargolisDr. Ben Margolis
Director, Autopsy Center of Chicago

Dr. Ben Margolis has been presenting this exceptional experience at the Autopsy Center of Chicago for several years. Named “Science to Humanity: The Autopsy,” this interactive presentation is the only one of its kind in the Chicago area. As the Director of the Autopsy Center, Dr. Margolis has attended countless autopsies, and works closely with grieving families to help them understand the process. His presentation of “The Autopsy” has been featured in Chicago Magazine, Time Out and The AV Club, among others.


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    International Museum of Surgical Science

    1524 N Lake Shore Dr.

    Chicago, IL 60610

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