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USA Science and Engineering Festival

Civil War-era amputations and human anatomy were featured as part of the National Museum of Health and Medicine's exhibit at the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

 

NMHM staff answer questions about the trichobezoar (human hairball) on display at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A student tries on modern body armor as part of a Museum-led demonstration about advances in protecting today's service member, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

NMHM staff use replica skeletal material to demonstrate the functions of the human body, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A student wears a 'brain cap' that highlights the different structures of the human brain, part of the activities offered by NMHM at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A child holds a plastinated human heart while talking to a Museum volunteer, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A student performs a mock bullet extraction, part of a demonstration about Civil War medicine led by NMHM staff at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A student tries on modern body armor with an assist from a Museum staff member, as part of a Museum-led demonstration about advances in protecting today's service member, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Museum staff and volunteers painted anatomically-accurate skeletal structures on the hands and wrists of visitors to the NMHM exhibits at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A young person examines a cast skull, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A child holds a plastinated human brain during a demonstration on human anatomy, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

A child closely examines a plastinated human heart during a demonstration on human anatomy, at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.