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Medical Museum Science Café

Vietnam War Medicine: A Look at the Medical Museum, 2nd Surgical Hospital


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When: February 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910


After the 2nd Surgical Hospital (Mobile Army) was established in 1966 at An Khe in Vietnam, U.S. Army surgeon Major Norman Rich began collecting retrieved foreign bodies (fragments and shrapnel) from patients he was treating. Rich established a traveling museum of those objects in his Quonset hut operating room. Join NMHM to learn more about Rich’s experiences as a surgeon during the Vietnam War and see artifacts from his museum that he has donated to NMHM. This program is held in conjunction with the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.