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U.S. Army Colonel James Earle Ash

U.S. Army Colonel James Earle Ash 1937 - 1946 and 1929 - 1931 Colonel James Earle Ash had a distinguished 31-year career as a pathologist in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and from the 1920s until his retirement in 1947 helped create a foundation of excellence for today's Armed Forces Institute of Pa

U.S. Army Maj. John Hill Brinton

U.S. Army Maj. John Hill Brinton 1862 - 1864 John Hill Brinton had a distinguished career in medicine, serving as the first curator of the Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine, an element of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and later as a surgeon at prestigiou

Curators & Directors

Curators & Directors U.S. Army Colonel James Earle Ash 1929 - 1931 and 1937 - 1946 U.S. Army Major Frederick Fuller Russell 1907 - 1913 U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed 1893 - 1902 U.S. Army Maj. John Hill Brinton 11862 - 1864

U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed

U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed 1893 - 1902 Walter Reed was born Sept. 13, 1851 in Gloucester County, Va., the son of a Methodist minister and his wife. After his basic education at a private school in Charlottesville, Va., Reed matriculated at the University of Virginia, where he completed the two-year

U.S. Army Major Frederick Fuller Russell

U.S. Army Major Frederick Fuller Russell 1907 - 1913 U.S. Army Capt. (later Major) Frederick Fuller Russell was named the seventh curator of the Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine) upon the death of U.S. Army Maj. James Carroll. Russell, 37 years old at the time, wa

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History

History Robert S. Henry's " The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: Its First Century 1862-1962 " (Office of the Army Surgeon General Army, 1964) (PDF 41 MB). In 2011, prior to its disestablishment, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology published "Legacy of Excellence: The Armed Forces Institu

Our Story

Our Story The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. In 1862, Surgeon General William Hammond directed medical officers in the field to coll

Staff

Staff Administrative Adrianne Noe -- Director Kevin Monahan –- Executive Administrator Beverly Blue -- Staff Assistant Myra Washington –- Administrative Assistant Mike Stanley –- Logistics Manager Pete Keener -– Facilities Manager Melba Stewart -- Facilities Specialist RJ Wynn –- S

Our Collections

Our Collections Historical Collections Anatomical Collections Neuroanatomical Collections Human Development Anatomy Center Otis Historical Archives See all collections

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Visiting The Museum

Visiting The Museum NMHM is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., including weekends and holidays. NMHM is closed on December 25. Hours & Admission Map & Directions Available Hours For Out of Town Visitors Public Transportation Restaurants Hotels

Anatomical Collections

Anatomical Collections The National Museum of Health and Medicine is one of the few museums in the United States that collects and displays human remains. Founded in 1862 to document the effects of war wounds and disease on the human body, the museum has a long history of collecting and preserving

Repatriation at the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Repatriation at the National Museum of Health and Medicine The U.S. Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in November 1990, requiring institutions receiving federal funding to report on the holding of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sac

Collections in the Otis Historical Archives with Finding Aids

Collections in the Otis Historical Archives with Finding Aids The Otis Historical Archives has created finding aids for many of its collections. However, not all of our collections are represented here and the absence of a finding aid does not mean the collection is unavailable. More finding aids

Galleries

---> Galleries The archives contains a wide variety of images pertaining to military medicine. This is a small sampling from a number of different collections. In the future look for virtual exhibits posted by each division to present images and artifacts in "museum" settings. Some of the images i

Otis Historical Archives

Otis Historical Archives The Otis Historical Archives (OHA) was established in 1968 to take custody of the National Museum of Health and Medicine's institutional records, historical manuscript collections, photographic collections, and rare books, which were previously held by the other four col

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Who Uses The Collections?

Who Uses The Collections? Donors Loans Research Requests Media Requests/Interviews Presentations Government Agencies Donors American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine American Surgical Association Center for Disease and Immunology, WRAIR Charles Louis Davis Foundation Children's Hospi

Guide to the Museum Collections

Guide to the Museum Collections 2009 edition Historical Anatomical Neuroanatomical Human Development Anatomy Center Otis Historical Archives

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy The first eight weeks of human development are called the embryological period. After eight weeks the embryo becomes a fetus, and after birth a neo-nate. There are various ways to determine the age and development of an embryo. It should be noted that age and stage are not th

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 1: Lab Manual - Horizon 1 0.1 - 0.15 mm in diameter Characteristic feature is unicellularity. Fertilization is the procession of events that begins when a spermatozoon makes contact with an oocyte or its investments and ends with the intermingling of maternal and pat

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 2: Lab Manual - Horizon II Segmenting Ovum 0.1 - 0.2 mm in diameter. Two-cell ovum recovered from the Fallopian tube. Smaller upper polar body between the two blastomeres. Spherical and surrounded by the zona pellucida. The probable ovulation age is 2

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 3: Lab Manual - Horizon III Free Blastocyst 0.1 - 0.2 mm in diameter. The trophoblastic cells that form the walls of the cavity multiply more rapidly than the embryonic cells of the inner cell mass. The zona begins to disappear. Ovulation age: 4 - 5 days. De

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 4: Lab Manual - Horizon 4 Length 0.1 -0.2 mm. The above specimen is the blastocyst of the Macaque monkey. Stage 4, the onset of implantation, is reserved for the attaching blastocyst. Implantation includes: a. Dissolution of the zona pellucid

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 5: Lab Manual - Horizon 5 Ovum Implanted But Avillous 0.1 - 0.2 mm. Solid synctio and cytotrophoblast without lacunar development. Amniotic cavity. A simple bilaminar germ disc. Early mesoblast formation. Ovulation age: 7 days. QUESTION: True or Fa

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 6: Lab Manual - Horizon 6 0.2 mm in size. Implanted Ovum. Primitive unbranched villi. Distinct yolk sac. Germ disc is oval shaped. Axial differentiation is just appearing. Ovulation Age: 13 - 15 days. Developmental Stages in Human Embryos by Ro

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 7: Lab Manual - Horizon 7 0.2 mm in size. Implanted Ovum. Primitive unbranched villi. Distinct yolk sac. Germ disc is oval shaped. Axial differentiation is just appearing. Ovulation Age: 13 - 15 days. Developmental Stages in Human Embryos by R

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 8: Lab Manual - Horizon 8 Stage 8 Stereo Views Length: 1 - 1.5 mm. Hensons node and primary groove. The curved germ disc lies between a yolk sac with blood islands and a crescent shaped amniotic cavity. The body stalk bends back and blends with the chronic

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 8: Stereo Views   Related Links Stage 7: Lab Manual - Horizon 7 Stage 9: Lab Manual - Horizon 9

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 9: Lab Manual - Horizon 9 Length 1.5 - 2.5 mm. 1-3 somites present. The rostral and caudal ends of the embryo begin to be elevated "above" (dorsal to) the level of the umbilical vesicle. Lateral limiting sulci appear at first rostrally and then in the caudal part o

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 10: Summary External: 4-12 pairs of somites; fusion of neural folds is imminent or in progress; the opic sulcus may have appeared; pharyngeal arch 1 begins to be visible on the surface. Internal: The cardiac loop is appearing; the laryngeotracheal sulcus develops; the i

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 10: Internal Circulatory System: pericardium, endocardium, dorsal aorta, cardinal vein, umbilical artery Gastro Intestinal: foregut, midgut, hindgut Nervous system: neural tube, caudel neuropore   Related Links Stage 9: Lab Manual - Horizon 9 Stage 11: Summary

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 11: Summary External: the rostral neuropore is in the process of closing; the optic invagination is shallow or still widely open; pharyngeal arches 1 and 2 are evident. Internal: the sinus venosus develops; the oropharyngeal membrane ruptures; the mesonephric duct and n

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 11: Internal Gastro Intestinal: foregut, midgut, hindgut Nervous System: neural tube, caudel neuropore   Related Links Stage 10: Summary Stage 12: Lab Manual - Horizon 12 (7852 and 5923)

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 12: Lab Manual - Horizon 12 (7852 and 5923) Length: 3- 5 mm. The embryo has 3 branchial bars in this stage. The ear vesicles are almost closed but not detached. The arm buds is just beginning to appear. The intestinal portal can be seen well. Ovulati

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 12: Internal Urogenital: mesonephros, wolfian bodies, seminal vesical umbilical artery Gastro Intestinal: pharynx, esophagus, stomach, cloaca Nervous system: neural tube, optic cups   Related Links Stage 11: Summary Stage 13: Summary

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 13: Summary External: All four limb buds are usually visible; the optic vesicle is closed; the lens disc is generally not yet indented. Internal: Septum primum and foramen primum appear in the heart; right and left lung buds are recognizable, and the trachea begins its

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 13: Internal Circulatory System: heart, bronchial arches, conus truncus, dorsal aorta, sinus venous, umbilical artery, umbilical vein Gastro Intestinal: pharynx, trachea, esophagus, stomach, cloacae Nervous System: neural tube, caudel neuropore   Related Links Stage

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 14: Summary External: Invagination of the lens disc but with an open lens pit; a well-defined endolymphatic appendage; elongated and tapering upper limb buds. Internal: The ventral pancreas (if not detectable earlier) is distinguishable at stages 14 and 15; right and le

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 14: Internal Urogenital: mesonephros, seminal vesicle, wolfian body Gastro Intestinal: pharynx, trachea, esophagus, stomach, cloacae Nervous System: neural tube, optic cup, optic cyst   Related Links Stage 13: Summary Stage 15: Summary

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 15: Summary External: Lens vesicles are closed; nasal pits are appearing; hand plates are forming. Internal: Foramen secundum begins to develop in the heart; a definite intestinal loop and caecum are present; lobar buds appear in the bronchial tree; the pelvis of the ur

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 15: Internal Nervous system: neural tube, optic cup   Related Links Stage 14: Summary Stage 16: Summary

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 16: Summary External: The nasal pits are coming to face ventrally and to disappear from profile view; retinal pigment is becoming visible externally; pharyngeal arch 2 is more massive and more conspicuous, whereas arch 3 is receding from the surface; auricular hillocks

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 16: Internal Neural Tube: optic cups, cerebellum, cerebrum, ventricle Circulatory System: heart, dorsal aorta, sinus venosus Respiratory: trachea, bronchii   Related Links Stage 15: Summary Stage 17: Summary

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 17: Summary External: The head is relatively larger than previously; the main axis of the trunk has become straighter, and a slight indication of a lumbar curvature may be found; the nasal pit is further medial and is directed ventrally so that the nostril is not visibl

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 18: Summary External: The head is relatively larger than previously; the main axis of the trunk has become straighter, and a slight indication of a lumbar curvature may be found; the nasal pit is further medial and is directed ventrally so that the nostril is not visibl

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 19: Summary External: The trunk has begun to elongate and straighten slightly, with the result that the head no longer forms a right angle with the line of the back of the embryo. The limbs extend nearly directly forward; The toe rays are more prominent, but interdigita

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 19: Internal Nervous system:   Related Links Stage 18: Summary Stage 20: Lab Manual - Horizon 20 (CC#8157)

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 20: Lab Manual - Horizon 20 (CC#8157) Length 21 - 23 mm. Arms have increased in length and become slightly bent at the elbows. The hands with their short, stubby fingers are still far apart but they are curling slightly over the heart region and approach the lat

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 21: Lab Manual - Horizon 21 (CC #7392) Length 21 - 23 mm. Arms have increased in length and become slightly bent at the elbows. The hands with their short, stubby fingers are still far apart but they are curling slightly over the heart region and approach the l

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 22: Summary External: The eyelids, which have been thickening gradually, are now rapidly encroaching upon the eyes. The formation of the auricle has progressed noticeably: the tragus and antitragus especially are assuming a more definite form. The superficial vascular p

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 23: Summary External: The head has made rapid progress in its bending toward the erect position. The head is distinctly rounded out, and the cervical region and trunk are of a more mature shape. The eyelids may show some fusion laterally and medially, but the eyes may b

Developmental Anatomy

Developmental Anatomy Stage 23: Internal Nervous System: neural tube, cerebellum, cerebrum, gyrus, ventricle Gastrointestinal Respiratory: pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestine, trachea, bronchii Miscellaneous: lungs, liver, kidney, adrenal gland   Related Links Stage 22: Summary Stages of D

Arey-Dapena Pediatric Pathology Collection

Arey-Dapena Pediatric Pathology Collection Over 7000 lantern slides of pathologies. Both gross and histological images are represented. A database of 2000 of the "best" cases as defined by Dr. Molly Dapena is available at the Center, searchable by organ type or pathology.

Burdi-Patten Michigan Embryology Collection

Burdi-Patten Michigan Embryology Collection A Brief Desciption The Embryology Research Collection at Michigan was established by embryologists George Streeter and G. Carl Huber in the early 1900s with a mission to collect and describe the morphogenesis of human embryos at critical stages in prenata

Hooker-Humphrey Collection

Hooker-Humphrey Collection Originally from the University of Chicago, this collection came to the Anatomy Center via the University of Alabama. This collection of human and comparative material is stained to highlight nervous system development. Sizes of specimens range from 50mm to 250mm. For tho

Developmental Anatomy Collections

Developmental Anatomy Collections Below are the collections from the Developmental Anatomy Collections: Arey-Dapena Pediatric Pathology Collection A set of lantern slides representing a wide variety of pathologies. Carnegie Collection of Embryology This collection's primary focus is on normal deve

George Sedgewick Minot Embryological Collection

George Sedgewick Minot Embryological Collection Embryos from the Harvard School of Medicine. There are drawings and photographs of the embryos, as well as a large number of reprints on embryology and related topics collected by Charles S. Minot.

Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey Collection

Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey Collection Dr. Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey was a former curator of the Carnegie Collection, as well as a researcher, lecturer and teacher. The collection contains papers, documents, and artifacts relating to her research and lectures in placental formation and development

Human Developmental Anatomy Center

Human Developmental Anatomy Center The Human Developmental Anatomy Center (HDAC), part of the Research Collections division of the National Museum of Health & Medicine, acquires and maintains collections pertaining to general developmental anatomy and neuroanatomy. Collections such as the ones hous

Bibliography

Bibliography Atlas of Descriptive Embryology, 6th Ed. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Ph.D.; Willis W. Mathews, Ph.D. Prentic Hall, Pearson Education, Inc. US, 1993 ISBN: 0-13-0909580 Atlas of Human Cross-Section Anatomy Donald R. Cahill, Ph.D.; Matthew J. Orland, M.D. Lea & Febiger, US, 1984 ISBN: 0-8121-08

Glossary

Glossary A | B | C | E | G | H | I | L | M | N | O | P | S | T | V | Y | Z | A Abembryonic Pole: A pole that is away from the embryo. Amniogenesis: The development of the amnion. Amniotic Cavity: The fluid filled space within the cavity that is surrounded by amnion. A layer of extraembryonic ectode

References

References The following pages have been developed and complied to help students learn more about embryology and are great educational resources: Glossary Bibliography

Other Web Resources

Other Web Resources Reference: These websites were found by searching the web using typical web searches such as www.hotbot.com or msn search on www.msn.com, etc. Many of the articles were found using www.findarticles.com or www.sciam.com, the Scientific American website. The following sites have

Subject Areas

Subject Areas Objects within the Historical Collection document changes in medicine due to technological innovation. These objects are categorized by function using the 1993 Medical Subject Headings of the National Library of Medicine. A computerized database allows searching by subject and object

The Billings Microscope Collection

The Billings Microscope Collection The Billings Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Colonel James L. Hansen, MC, U.S. Army The Director, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Captain William A. Schrader, Jr., MC, U.S. Navy Deputy Director Colonel Wiliam

Historical Collections

Historical Collections Historical Collections division includes artifacts documenting the material culture of medicine, with an emphasis on military medicine and federal government medicine. The collection contains approximately 15,000 objects ranging in size from a suture needle to a two-ton Magne

Our Collections

Our Collections The National Museum of Health and Medicine is dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting the objects, specimens, photographs and documents chronicling the history and practice of medicine over the centuries. Our collections represent archival materials, anatomical and p

Services and Costs

Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections Services and Costs Half day visits to the collection for review and assessments are free. Please call to make arrangements 2 weeks prior to visit if possible. User fees, for more extensive use, will be determined at this time. Usage fee for research activ

Neuroanatomical Collections

Neuroanatomical Collections The Neuroanatomical Collections of the National Museum of Health and Medicine are a repository of research and educational materials in neuroscience. Established in 1994 with the transfer of the Yakovlev-Haleem Collection to the museum, the division now maintains multipl

Research Collections Access Policy

Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections Research Collections Access Policy To promote scholarly research and education, as well as collection preservation and conservation, The National Museum of Health and Medicine has set forth the following access policies for its research collections. All r

Services and Costs

Services and Costs Half day visits to the collection for review and assessments are free. Please call to make arrangements 2 weeks prior to visit if possible. User fees, for more extensive use, will be determined at this time. Usage fee for research activities: Per Day: $320 Per 2 Week: $2920 Per M

Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections

Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections Neuroanatomical Collections is a repository of research and educational materials in which continues to acquire more serially-sectioned brain collections. The collections, together with their written documentation and a growing database, are available to q

Research Collections Access Policy

Research Collections Access Policy To promote scholarly research and education, as well as collection preservation and conservation, The National Museum of Health and Medicine has set forth the following access policies for its research collections. All rules are consistent with museum and Armed Fo

Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections

Neuroanatomical Collections Summary of the Neuroanatomical Collections Neuroanatomical Collections is a repository of research and educational materials in neuroscience established in 1993 with the transfer of the Yakovlev-Haleem Collection to the National Museum of Health & Medicine. The division

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Contact Us

Contact Us National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 For general questions or information, please call 301-319-3300

Brain Awareness Week 2013

Brain Awareness Week 2013 14th Annual Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. March 11-15, 2013   Table of Contents: Introduction What happens during Brain Awareness Week? BAW News Releases 2013 Partners in Education Traumatic Brain Injury Exhibit at NMHM Selec

Brain Awareness Week 2015

Brain Awareness Week 2015 16th Annual Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. March 16-20, 2015 Table of Contents: Photos from 2015 Brain Awareness Week at NMHM Introduction What happens during Brain Awareness Week? BAW News Releases Past Partners in Education Tr

Brain Awareness Week 2016

Brain Awareness Week 2016 17th Annual Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. March 14-18, 2016 Table of Contents: Photos from 2015 Brain Awareness Week at NMHM Introduction What happens during Brain Awareness Week? BAW News Releases Past Partners in Education Tr

Brain Awareness Week at NMHM

Brain Awareness Week at NMHM National Brain Awareness Week programs were established by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (Dana) to link scientists, clinicians, journalists and other educators (all "partners in education") in an annual effort to raise public awareness about the brain and br

GEMS @ NMHM Summer 2015: Gains in Education of Mathematics and Science

GEMS @ NMHM Summer 2015: Gains in Education of Mathematics and Science Due to a funding shortfall, as of March 2, 2015, the 2015 GEMS@NMHM program has been cancelled. Please consider subscribing to NMHM's e-newsletter to learn about future education programming at NMHM. For more information: E

Education

Education Outreach Volunteers Tours Brain Awareness Week   Tour Group Pre-Visit Materials / Teacher's Guides NMHM Intro Tour (grades 6-8) NMHM Intro Tour (grades 9-12) General Tour (grades 4-8) General Tour (grades 9-12) Human Body Tour (preK-2nd grade) Forensic Mystery Workshop Teacher's G

Outreach

Outreach Learn about the history of medicine, forensics and the human body through one of our exciting, educator-led experiences. NMHM asks that all groups schedule outreach programs at least 6 weeks in advance. For more information or to schedule an outreach program, call (301) 319-3312 or email

Programs

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Tips for Scout Day

Tips for Scout Day We are very excited about your visit to the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Scout Day program! Please share the following tips with your group before your arrival – for your protection and for the protection of the artifacts and exhibits: Program: The Scout Day prog

Medical Museum Discovery Carts

Medical Museum Discovery Carts Enhance your museum experience by interacting with one of the Medical Museum's Discovery Carts! These carts provide an instructional and fun, interactive experience for families and self-guided groups. Carts are dependent on guide availability. Call ahead to reques

Tours

Tours Guided tours are scheduled for groups of 10 or more individuals. Guided tours are available for students pre-K and up, and adults. Tour programs are tailored to suit the age and needs of the group. All tour programs and parking at the Museum are free of charge. The Museum asks that all gro

Volunteers

Volunteers Volunteers are needed to serve as docents who will provide guided tours to groups of adults and school-aged children weekdays and weekends for our 150-year-old national museum in Washington D.C. area, which the Baltimore Sun says is "pretty cool" and the Washington Post says has "plenty

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq Did you know? Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. Increased use of tourniquets (discouraged in civilian practice) and hemostatic dressings, which clot the blood inside the wound, have saved the lives of

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Congressional delegation visiting the U.S. Air Force base

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq Congressional delegation visiting the U.S. Air Force base Medical personnel carry a wounded service member through the emergency room doors at the Balad theater hospital. "Since the beginning of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, this expeditionary hospital saw 7

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: How Bay II Came to the Museum

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq How Bay II Came to the Museum A section of the Air Force’s theater hospital from Balad, Iraq was installed into a new exhibit at the Museum on November 21, 2008, completing the exhibit which is now open to the public. (See Flesh & Bones , Summer 2008.)

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: 6,000 Mile ICU

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq 6,000 Mile ICU Seriously wounded patients are cared for en-route by a Critical Care Air Transport Team, including the critical care physician, ICU nurse and respiratory therapist. The team can provide direct care for up to three patients. Sorenson Ambit military

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: Gallery

Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq Gallery Entrance to the exhibit Image No. NCP15625, credit Kathleen Stocker View of tent in exhibit gallery View into the section of the emergency room tent. The floor of Bay II is in the foreground, and the equipment on display behind the floor was used in

Advances in Military Medicine

Advances in Military Medicine

Innovations in Repair, Facial Reconstruction, Surgical Response, Protection, Research, Transportation, Rehabilitation: Innovations in Repair, Facial Reconstruction, Surgical Response, Protection, Research, Transportation, Rehabilitation

(Click image for larger version) #trim(ARGUMENTS.caption)# Innovations in Repair, Facial Reconstruction, Surgical Response, Protection, Research, Transportation, Rehabilitation Military Medicine: Challenges and Innovations During times of war and times of peace, American military med

The Legacy of Walter Reed: The Legacy of Walter Reed

The Legacy of Walter Reed U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed (1851-1902) U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed (1851-1902) (NCP 0597) Maj. Walter Reed’s celebrated research into the causes of typhoid and yellow fever—including the landmark discovery that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes—has saved co

Anatomy and Pathology

Anatomy and Pathology

Normal Human Anatomy: Normal Human Anatomy

Normal Human Anatomy The Healthy Human Body (Click image for larger version) These specimens provide examples of healthy anatomical structures. Healthy specimens establish a reference point for anatomical study. Comparing healthy specimens with diseased or injured tissues can help illustra

Traumatic Brain Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Anatomy and Pathology Anatomy is the study of the body, a complex system of interrelated structures that work together to maintain health. Sometimes these structures break down. By studying anatomical specimens, researchers investigate how injuries and disease affect t

150 Years of the Army Medical Museum

150 Years of the Army Medical Museum

Anatomic Representation and Medical Visualization

Anatomic Representation and Medical Visualization

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil War Medicine

Civil War Medicine

An Extraordinary Enterprise: Medical Effects of the Civil War: An Extraordinary Enterprise: Medical Effects of the Civil War

An Extraordinary Enterprise: Medical Effects of the Civil War The Army Medical Museum, nearly from the time of its founding in 1862, was engaged in an innovative effort to collect, collate and share the lessons of battlefield medicine during the course of the Civil War. The grandest effort

Human Identification

Human Identification

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The Collection That Teaches

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln April 14–15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was attending the play "Our American Cousin" a

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: The Injury

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln The Injury His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover. Dr. Charles A. Leale Immediately after the shot was heard, Dr. Charles A. Leale, an Army Surgeon attending t

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: The Care

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln The Care Lincoln's Last Hours An address delivered by Charles A. Leale, M.D., before the Commandery of the State of New York, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, at t

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: The Autopsy

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln The Autopsy class="lincoln-image"> Sketch of the Deathbed Scene of President Abraham Lincoln Immediately after Lincoln died, Hermann Faber, a hospital steward detailed to the Army Medical Mu

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: More on Lincoln's Autopsy

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"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln, the Man

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, the Man Casts of Lincoln's face and hands. Originals cast in 1860 by Leonard Wells Volk; these reproductions were made in 1942 by Avard Fairbanks Volk made t

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: "His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln: Acknowledgements & Resources

"His wound is mortal; it is impossible for him to recover" - The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln Acknowledgements & Resources Acknowledgements: National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution Resources: Helen Purtle's article on the

Pathology

Pathology

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Naming the Vietnam Unknown: Trauma Bay II, Balad, Iraq: How Bay II Came to the Museum

Naming the Vietnam Unknown

Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Michael Joseph Blassie Comes Home

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Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Naming the Vietnam Unkown: A New Research Initiative

Naming the Vietnam Unkown A New Research Initiative An AFDIL scientist analyzes amplified mtDNA . In 1991, the United States Department of Defense recognized the value of DNA testing and founded the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) within the Armed Forces Institute

Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Identification of the Unknown Soldier

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Naming the Vietnam Unkown: Naming the Vietnam Unkown: X-26

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American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904

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American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 Welcome, American Angels of Mercy "Welcome, American Angels of Mercy" read the banners that greeted Dr. McGee and her volunteer nurses on their arrival in Tokyo. McGee, along with the nine nur

American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: The Red Cross in Japan

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American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: Hospital Ships

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American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: Medicine in the War

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American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904: What They're Saying About Us

American Angels of Mercy: Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee's Pictorial Record of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 What They're Saying About Us "Gallant undertaking and exquisite results. Continue on!" -- South Carolina visitors, February 2002 "Nice exhibit! I don't know much about this

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To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds

To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds

To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Medicine During the Civil War

To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds Medicine During the Civil War The spring of 1861 saw the opening shots of the Civil War fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Years of disagreement between the Northern and Southern states over the issues of state's rights, slavery, and the cultural di

To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Trauma and Surgery

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To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Disease and Hygiene

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To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Evacuation and Hospitalization

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To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Abraham Lincoln: The Final Casualty of the War

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Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Before the Civil War, the United States had no national policy or program prepared to deal with the identification of war dead. Many service members remained unidentified, buried in nameless graves across the nation’s landscape. T

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Material Evidence

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Material Evidence “Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people” W.E. Gladstone

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Fingerprinting

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Fingerprinting “I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice up

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Forensic Dentistry

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Forensic Dentistry “We write no last chapters. We close no books. We put away no final memories. An end to America’s involvement in Vietnam cannot come before we’ve achieved the fullest possible accounting of those missing in act

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Forensic Anthropology

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Forensic Anthropology “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” C. Coolidge

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Forensic Pathology

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Forensic Pathology “I will never leave a fallen comrade.” U.S. Army Soldier’s Creed

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: DNA

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead DNA The young no longer speak, but: They have a silence that speaks for them at night. They say: We were young, remember us. They say: We have done what we could, but until it is finished, it is not done. They

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Case Study: Paul Revere

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Case Study: Paul Revere "Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people" — W.E. Gladstone   

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Case Study: Michael J. Blassie

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Case Study: Michael J. Blassie "Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people" — W.E. Gladstone   

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Case Study: Charles J. Scharf

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Case Study: Charles J. Scharf "Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people" — W.E. Gladstone    A

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Contributors

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead Contributors The National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is grateful for support from the following: American Battle Monuments Commission Armed Forces Institute of Patholog

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: Naming the Vietnam Unkown: X-26

The Cost of a Splendid Little War

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: Spanish-American War

The Cost of a Splendid Little War Spanish-American War One hundred years ago, the United States and Spain fought an almost forgotten war, but one with far-reaching effects. The Spanish-American War had its origins in the Cuban Revolution of 1895. A rebellion began when Cuba sought independenc

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: Preparing for War

The Cost of a Splendid Little War Preparing for War The Army Medical Department was unprepared to respond to the rush to war with Spain. Traditional American reluctance to fund a standing army led to volunteers swelling the ranks from 27,000 men to 275,000 in five months. Adequate supplies

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: On the Ground in Cuba and Puerto Rico

The Cost of a Splendid Little War On the Ground in Cuba and Puerto Rico Over 25,000 men took part in the invasion of Cuba. The Army received less than 1,200 casualties before the Spanish surrendered. 932 wounded came from the assault on San Juan Heights alone. A temporary hospital at Sibone

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: Hospital train, Pullman sleeper

The Cost of a Splendid Little War Hospital train, Pullman sleeper When sick troops were brought back from the Caribbean, a hospital train transported them from Florida to New York, Georgia and Virginia hospitals. The Army initially leased sleeper cars from the Pullman Car Company, but these c

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: Surgery and Asepsis

The Cost of a Splendid Little War Surgery and Asepsis Approximately 1,500 soldiers were wounded during the Spanish-American War and the great majority of those had been injured in the month of fighting in Cuba. Many wounds were minor since the Spanish used a steel-jacketed Mauser bullet which

The Cost of a Splendid Little War: The Cost of a Splendid Little War: X-ray

The Cost of a Splendid Little War X-ray The discovery of the x-ray in 1895 by William Roentgen revolutionized military medicine. Bullets could now be found without probing the wound with fingers or a metal shaft. This greatly reduced the risk of infection as well. During the war, the hospit

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: The Philippine Insurrection

Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead The Philippine Insurrection American troops met little resistance from Spain in the Philippines since Commander Dewey's Navy fleet had already forced the surrender of Manila. After the Spanish surrendered completely, th

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The body can be described as a machine. It has a pump and many moving parts. It can be broken and sometimes repaired. Often it fixes itself. But this is only a part of the picture. Our bodies are not machines. We may be able to replace

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds: Trauma and Surgery

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Cardiovascular System The blood circulatory system consists of the heart and a network of vessels through which blood is continuously pumped. This circulating blood transports oxygen and other nutrients to the tissues. On its circuit thro

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Urinary System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Urinary System In the human adult water makes up approximately 60% of body weight. The kidney maintains the volume and composition of fluid within the body. The kidneys are paired, bean-shaped organs that lie at the back of the abdomi

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Respiratory System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body Respiratory System The primary function of the respiratory system is gas exchange. The lungs maintain a concentration gradient between oxygen and carbon dioxide, such that incoming oxygen-rich air is exchanged for outgoing air with high conce

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Lymphatic System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Lymphatic System The lymphatic system has two principal components. The first is a network of lymphatic vessels that drains excess fluid, called lymph, from the body’s tissues and returns it to the bloodstream. The second component consis

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Musculoskeletal System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Musculoskeletal System Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage comprise the musculoskeletal system. Together, these tissues perform several important tasks that include support, movement, protection and storage. Bone Bone

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Liver and Hepatic System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Liver and Hepatic System The liver is the largest gland in the body, weighing between 3 and 5 pounds. It has four lobes of different sizes and occupies a large portion of the upper right section of the abdomen, just under the ribs. The li

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Digestive System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Digestive System The gastrointestinal system breaks down the foods we consume into simpler substances in order to acquire essential nutrients that the body cannot produce on its own. The digestive process involves many specialized organs

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: The Brain and Nervous System

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body The Brain and Nervous System The nervous system is the body’s communication and coordination network. Three systems make up the nervous system: the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. Th

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Psychiatric Patients at Forest Glen

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body Psychiatric Patients at Forest Glen Jack McMillen (b. 1910) Water-based paint on canvas United States, 1944 Accession #1994.0038 During World War II, the Forest Glen annex of Walter Reed General Hospital was

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Skeleton of Spanish American War Veteran Showing Evidence of Severe Arthritis

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body Skeleton of Spanish American War Veteran Showing Evidence of Severe Arthritis Peter Cluckey was born on Sept. 16, 1882 in Lansing, Michigan and enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old, just after the Spanish-American War. He

Past Exhibits

Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S War Dead: Contributors

Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus This virtual exhibit makes widely available a 1997 temporary exhibit on the 1918 influenza pandemic and efforts by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) pathologist Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger to recreate the

Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus: Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus: 1996: Taking a Second Look at a Lung Sample

Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus 1996: Taking a Second Look at a Lung Sample In 1996, Jeffrey Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) began to isolate the 1918 influenza genome from the archived lung tissue of Army Private Ros

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Closing in on a Killer: Scientists Unlock Clues to the Spanish Influenza Virus There Are Always Clues... In 1918 an Army doctor forwarded tissue samples from a patient who had died suddenly from a disease that was not well understood and caused by a microorganism that was barely known. He h

Effects of Canister Shot in the Civil War: Skull of a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers: Effects of Canister Shot in the Civil War: Skull of a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers

Effects of Canister Shot in the Civil War: Skull of a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers This skull was discovered in 1876 on Morris Island, South Carolina, near the site of Battery Wagner, a powerful earthwork fort that had protected the entrance to Charleston Harbor during the Civi

Hairballs: Myths and Realities behind some Medical Curiosities: Hairballs: Myths and Realities behind some Medical Curiosities

Hairballs: Myths and Realities behind some Medical Curiosities The National Museum of Health and Medicine has in its anatomical collection 24 veterinary and 3 human hairballs or "trichobezoars." To commemorate National Hairball Awareness Day on April 27, 2006, the museum featured a temporary

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: Walt Whitman’s Soldiers

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers “I go around among these sights, among the crowded hospitals doing what I can, yet it is a mere drop in the bucket. . .the path I follow, I suppose I may say, is my own.” ~ Walt Whitman, Drum Taps Walt Whitman (Image courtesy of Library of Congress).

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: "A New York Soldier"

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers "A New York Soldier" Private Oscar F. Wilber, 154th New York was one among the many soldiers Whitman cared for at Armory Square Hospital. Wilber arrived at Armory after being wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville on May 3rd, 1863 and after receiving initial treat

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: "Death of a Case from Second Bull Run"

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers "Death of a Case from Second Bull Run" Urinary stones removed from the bladder of Private John Mahay National Museum of Health and Medicine PS 2567 At Armory Square Hospital, Whitman also cared for Private John Mahay, 101st New York. Mahay was shot in t

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: “…the noblest specimen of a young western man…”

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers “…the noblest specimen of a young western man…” On May 2nd, 1863, during the battle of Chancellorsville, Private Cunningham, 82nd Ohio, received a gunshot wound to the right thigh that resulted in a compound fracture of the thigh. The bullet was extracted at Armory S

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: Walt Whitman’s Soldiers: Death of A Pennsylvania Soldier

Walt Whitman’s Soldiers Death of A Pennsylvania Soldier Lower thigh bone of Corporal Frank Irwin. National Museum of Health and Medicine 1002803 Frank H. Irwin, company E, 93d Pennsylvania—died May I, ’65—My letter to his mother. —DEAR MADAM: No doubt you and Frank’s friends h

Visibly Human Health and Disease in the Human Body: William Holland Wilmer Ophthalmology Collection

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Preserving the Wounding Agents of War: Preserving the Wounding Agents of War

Preserving the Wounding Agents of War In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the National Museum of Health and Medicine is showcasing its collections related to the role of American military medicine during the conflict. In support of this mission, COL (Dr.) Norm

Virtual Exhibits

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The Anatomy of Sports!

The Anatomy of Sports! Calling all sports enthusiasts! Hear from specialists and athletes and learn about key muscle groups to improve your performance while preventing injuries. Watch medical illustrators paint on athletes’ bodies to reveal key muscles and bones structures. Featured will be an an

Reconciling the Past

Reconciling the Past Recovery and Identification of the Missing in Cyprus A presentation by Istenç Engin, Maria Chrystalla Kyrkimtzi, Erdinc Usta and Maria Constantinou Join the scientific staff from the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) for an in-depth talk about their work on the reco

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café "Send for the Doctor: Researching the Life and Times of Dr. Edward Stonestreet, 19th Century Physician and Civil War Surgeon" Step back in time as Clarence Hickey, interpretive docent for the Montgomery County Historical Society, shares the story of Dr. Edward Elisha St

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café Genetic Counseling in the Genome Era a presentation by Gillian Hooker, Ph.D., of the National Human Genome Research Institute Join Gillian Hooker, Ph.D., for an in-depth look at the evolving field of genetic counseling and her work as a genetic counselor and researche

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café Artificial Limbs During the Civil War Join historian Guy R. Hasegawa for a talk on the manufacturing of artificial limbs during the Civil War, including how they were provided to amputees during the conflict. Hasegawa will discuss his new book, “Mending Broken Soldiers:

Microscopy Day Open House

Microscopy Day Open House Magnify Your World Microscopes give people an opportunity to investigate what cannot be seen with the naked eye. Join Museum staff and local microscopists for a series of hands-on activities and demonstrations that will inspire you to observe your world more closely. Lear

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear Clinic Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic with activities and crafts designed to highlight the body, physical fitness and health habits. Recommended for grades preK-2. When: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where: 2500 Linden Lane

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café The Art of Moulage Moulage is the art of using special effects makeup for training first responders to treat injuries and disease. At NMHM's October Science Café, join artists from the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University

August's Organ of the Month

August's Organ of the Month August 2012: The Kidneys "Visualizing the Kidneys," a National Museum of Health and Medicine Organ of the Month Club art program. Your body is an amazing work of art! Each month, the National Museum of Health and Medicine will focus on a different organ. In August, le

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café Yellow Fever The Scourge Revealed A presentation by CAPT Stanton E. Cope, Ph.D., Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy; Director, Armed Forces Pest Management Board Join CAPT Stanton E. Cope for a brief history of Yellow Fever and its impact on the U.S. and abroad. Learn abo

Medical Museum Science Café: About Face: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in World War I

Medical Museum Science Café: About Face: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in World War I Dates: August 27, 2013 at 6-7 p.m. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free In works about World War I and its carnage, the 27,000 faces that wer

Anatomy of Sports

Anatomy of Sports Dates: August 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Calling all sports enthusiasts! Hear from specialists and athletes and learn about key muscle groups to improve performance wh

Hairballs: Myths and Realities behind some Medical Curiosities

King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic A Presentation by JohnParascandola, Ph.D. In both real life and literature, arsenic has long held a place as an instrument of murder and suicide. Arsenic had many other surprising applications in the past, from wallpaper and paint to cosmetics and candy, often

Medical Museum Science Café

Medical Museum Science Café Bugs, Bones and Dirt: Human Decomposition Ecology and Postmortem Microbiology Human decomposition is dependent on the environment—how our bodies end up depends on how a person was interred; the decomposer community, such as insects and animals; the number of bacterial c

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: June 14, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldiers

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: June 28, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldiers

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: July 12, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldiers

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: July 26, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldiers

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: August 14, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldier

Civil War Discovery Cart

Civil War Discovery Cart Dates: August 28, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Take a closer look at Civil War medicine at a hands-on discovery cart featuring artifacts and specimens related to the care of soldier

Medical Museum Science Café: Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Medical Museum Science Café: Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America Dates: July 23, 2013 at 6-7 p.m. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Join NMHM's archives assistant and author Eric Boyl

Medical Museum Science Café: Discover The Ghost In Your Genes

Medical Museum Science Café: Discover The Ghost In Your Genes   Have you heard the one about plastics in our reusable water bottles causing cancer? Or the one about what your grandparents did or didn't eat that might cause your children to be diabetic? Do you worry that what you put into your body

Introductory Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum

Introductory Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: June 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. Th

Introductory Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections

Introductory Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: July 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. On May 21, 1862, Surgeon General W

Introductory Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections

Introductory Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: August 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. This free, docent-led introducto

Introductory Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum

Introductory Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: August 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby.

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: September 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. This free, docent-led int

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Innovations Public Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: September 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: October 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. This free, docent-led intro

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Innovations Public Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: October 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front l

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Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: November 9, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. This free, docent-led intro

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Innovations Public Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: November 23, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections

Civil War Public Tour: Explore the Civil War Collections   Dates: December 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front lobby. This free, docent-led intr

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Innovations Public Tour: The Nation's Medical Museum Meeting Challenges through Innovation   Dates: December 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! No reservations required; meet in the Museum's front

Medical Museum Science Café: The Smartphone Physical: The Evolution of the Check-Up?

Medical Museum Science Café: The Smartphone Physical: The Evolution of the Check-Up? Dates: June 25, 2013 at 6-7 p.m. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Medical technology is changing fast. How fast? Find out what we could s

Civil War Gallery Talk: 150 Years Ago: The Assault on Fort Wagner

Civil War Gallery Talk: 150 Years Ago: The Assault on Fort Wagner Dates: July 18, 2013 at 1-2 p.m. Location: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free At dusk on July 18, 1863, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-b

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Organ of the Month Club: Brain For more information or to register, email #APPLICATION.email.museum# or call (301) 319-3325. When: March 22, 2013

Organ of the Month Club: Glands

Organ of the Month Club: Glands For more information or to register, email #APPLICATION.email.museum# or call (301) 319-3325. When: January 18, 2013

Organ of the Month Club: Heart

Organ of the Month Club: Heart For more information or to register, email #APPLICATION.email.museum# or call (301) 319-3325. When: February 8, 2013

Organ of the Month Club: Intestines

Organ of the Month Club: Intestines For more information or to register, email #APPLICATION.email.museum# or call (301) 319-3325. When: April 19, 2013

Organ of the Month Club: Skin

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Medical Museum Science Cafe: Scarred For Life

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Medical Museum Science Café: "Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Ticks: Urban Pests and Their Impact on Our Health" A Presentation by Harold Harlan, Ph.D.   Pests have a major impact on our health and well-being. During National Pest Management Month join the National Museum of Health and Medicine and Harold H

A Visual Journey of Healing and Recovery from TBI

A Visual Journey of Healing and Recovery from TBI Dates: September 24, 2013 at 6-7 p.m. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: Free Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans every year. Eliette Markhbein's personal brain inj

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Winter Break at the Medical Museum: Faber Illustration Hour When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Meet up at the Museum for Faber Hour. Hermann Faber was an Army Medical Museum (today's NMHM) il

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Medical Museum Science Café The Science and Art of Forensic Facial Reconstruction Download flyer (PDF 935 KB) When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH!)

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Medical Museum Science Café Making the Invisible, Visible: Discoveries between Art and Neuroscience Download flyer (PDF 629 KB) When: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Cost: FR

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Medical Museum Science Café Undersea Medicine Research: Improving Performance Under Pressure Download flyer (PDF 666 KB) When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to th

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The Nation's Medical Museum Anatomy of Sports Download flyer (PDF 618 KB) When: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required. What: Bon

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Come Join a Dynamic Team of Volunteers at the NMHM! Download flyer (PDF 355 KB) When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required.

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Medical Museum Science Café Bacteriophage Theraphy: Is There An Alternative to Antibiotics? Download flyer (PDF 1.44 MB) When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine Silver Spring Civic Building - Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place, Si

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The Nation's Medical Museum Teddy Bear Clinic Download flyer (PDF 446 KB) When: September 13, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required. What: Bring your f

Come Join a Dynamic Team of Volunteers at the NMHM!

Come Join a Dynamic Team of Volunteers at the NMHM! Download flyer (PDF 355 KB) When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required.

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The Smart Neuro ICU Treating Brain Injuries in the Information Age Download flyer (PDF 857 KB) When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 What: You haven’t heard o

Medical Museum Science Café -- Navy Medicine's R&D -- A Global Enterprise

Medical Museum Science Café -- Navy Medicine's R&D -- A Global Enterprise Download flyer (PDF 530 KB) When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6 – 7 pm Where: Silver Spring Civic Building - Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 What: Thousands of America's fin

Let's Learn About Skulls at the Medical Museum

Let's Learn About Skulls at the Medical Museum Download flyer (PDF 650 KB) When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 10 AM – 12 PM Where: NMHM 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 What: Human skulls and animal skulls - how are they alike and different? See a variety of sk

Mental Skills for Energy Management

Mental Skills for Energy Management When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building - Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Human Performance Optimization (HPO) integrates best practices from health disciplines, i

Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Reservations recommended; meet in the Museum's front lobby. What: SPECIAL VETERANS

Medical Museum Science Café -- Mental Skills for Energy Management

Medical Museum Science Café -- Mental Skills for Energy Management Download flyer (PDF 880 KB) When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6 – 7 pm Where: Silver Spring Civic Building - Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 What: Human Performance Optimization (

Medical Museum Science Café: "Bacterial Ecology: With Friends Like These...,"

Medical Museum Science Café: "Bacterial Ecology: With Friends Like These...," with Maj. Benjamin Kirkup, Deputy Director of Wound Infections at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place,

Medical Museum Science Café: “BioArt: Research as Art”

Medical Museum Science Café: “BioArt: Research as Art” When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join scientists from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and l

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Medical Museum Science Café: The Malaria Parasite: A Formidable Foe That Will Not Surrender When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Malaria is the most significant tropical infectious disease

Medical Museum Science Café: Neuroscience Slam!

Medical Museum Science Café: Neuroscience Slam! When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join area neuroscientists for an engaging discussion about their research on traumatic brain injury, po

World Health Day 2014 -- Family Program

World Health Day 2014 -- Family Program Vector-Borne Diseases: Small Creatures, Big Threat How do vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever affect your health? Hands-on activities will showcase how the Department of Defense is working to combat these diseases around the world.

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Medical Museum Science Café Air Force Medicine: The Contributions of Enlisted Medics Download flyer (PDF 28 KB) When: January 27, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: The Uni

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Special Presidents Day Tour When: Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum--Meeting Challenges through Innovation": This free, docent-led introductory tour

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Medical Museum Science Café Vietnam War Medicine: A Look at the Medical Museum, 2nd Surgical Hospital Download flyer (PDF 28 KB) When: February 24, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Medical Museum Science Café Protecting the Brain in Combat Download flyer (PDF 745 KB) When: March 24, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Traumatic brain injuries have been called one of t

Lincoln Anniversary Open House

Lincoln Anniversary Open House When: April 14, 2015, 5-10:30pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Visitors are welcome to see the new Lincoln exhibit during these special hours. Cost: FREE! Open

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Lincoln Anniversary Family Program When: April 14, 2015, 5-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Museum educators will offer arts and crafts activities for young visitors. Staff and docents will be avai

Lincoln Anniversary Lecture

Lincoln Anniversary Lecture When: April 14, 2015, 7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Speaker and topic to be announced. Cost: FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Lincoln Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Lincoln Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony When: April 15, 2015, 7:00am Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: A moment of silence will mark the occasion of the exact moment of Lincoln's death 150 years earl

"The Search is Satisfied" -- The Autopsy of President Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later

"The Search is Satisfied" -- The Autopsy of President Abraham Lincoln, 150 Years Later When: April 15, 2015, 12:00 noon Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: On April 15, 2015, as part of their Lincoln assa

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Medical Museum Science Café Remembering Lincoln at the Medical Museum Download flyer (PDF 1.6 MB) When: April 28, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: What happens to the historical artifac

NMHM Special MEMORIAL DAY Tour

NMHM Special MEMORIAL DAY Tour When: May 25, 2015, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: NMHM will commemorate Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, with a special tour starting at 1 p.m. The free, docent led tour will off

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Medical Museum Science Café Improving the Outlook on Vision Download flyer (PDF 795 KB) When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Eye injuries accounted for about 15 perce

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Medical Museum Science Café 172 Orbits Around the Earth Download flyer (PDF 2.1 MB) When:Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: What effect does traveling nearly 4 million m

Sculpting in Clay: The Brain

Sculpting in Clay: The Brain When: Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10am–12pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Learn the basics of brain anatomy and function by sculpting a "brain bowl" from clay. During this

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Medical Museum Science Café Women at War Download flyer (PDF 822 KB) When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: With over 300,000 women deployed since September 11, 2001,

Anatomy of Sports

Anatomy of Sports Download flyer (PDF 1.3 MB) When: Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Play a sport? Learn how your body works and stay off the side

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Medical Museum Science Café Your Head Matters: Wear a Helmet Download flyer (PDF 1.1 MB) When:Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: If your child plays sports, or even simply rides a bik

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear Clinic Download flyer (PDF 954 KB) When:September 19, 2015, 10am-12pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Nationa

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Medical Museum Science Café Making Them Whole: Ocular Prosthetics Download flyer (PDF 1.9 MB) When:September 22, 2015, 6-7pm Where: NEW LOCATION! National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join anaplastologist Louis Gilbert from

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Medical Museum Science Café Military Medicine Responds: The Ebola Crisis of 2014 Download flyer (PDF 525 KB) When: October 27, 2015, 6-7:30 PM Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Combatting infectious diseases around

Deadly Bites: Discerning Facts From Fiction

Deadly Bites: Discerning Facts From Fiction Download flyer (PDF 525 KB) When: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Vampire bats, rabid animals, plague-infected prairie dogs, spide

Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Reservations recommended; meet in the Museum's front lobby. What: SPECIAL VETERA

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Medical Museum Science Café Threats From Infectious Diseases: A Look To The Future Download flyer (PDF 860 KB) When: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Recent innovations in military

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Medical Museum Science Café Inspiring Innovation and Improvement in Air Force Medicine Download flyer (PDF 855 KB) When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join Brigadier General Jim Mc

Special Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL PRESIDENTS DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through In

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Medical Museum Science Café A Civil War Mystery Unraveled: The Case of Privates Ward and Coder Download flyer (PDF 908 KB) When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: MAJ William Hartel, a

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Medical Museum Science Café Searching for an Elusive Cure to Brain Diseases Download flyer (PDF 569 KB) When: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerati

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Medical Museum Science Café Seeds of the Revolution: Innovation in the Care of the Amputee Patient Download flyer (PDF 996 KB) When: Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join Dr. Matth

Special Nurses Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Nurses Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL NURSES DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation."

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Special Armed Forces Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL ARMED FORCES DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges throu

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Medical Museum Science Café Advances in Combat Casualty Care: Past, Present, and Future Download flyer (PDF 1 MB) When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Recent advancements in the e

Special Memorial Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Memorial Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, May 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovat

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Medical Museum Science Café Veterinary Pathology - Disease Detectives Solving Mysteries with a Microscope Download flyer (PDF 1 MB) When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Have you

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Special Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, July 4, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through

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Medical Museum Science Café Sharks of War: The U.S.S. Indianapolis Disaster of 1945 Download flyer (PDF 3 MB) When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Before World War II, experts di

Anatomy of Sports

Anatomy of Sports Download flyer (PDF 629 KB) When: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athletes of all ag

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Medical Museum Science Café Art Therapy with Military Service Members: The National Intrepid Center of Excellence When: August 30, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: During art therapy sessions, service members at

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Teddy Bear Clinic Download flyer (PDF 480 KB) When: September 24, 2016, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health

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Medical Museum Science Café Military Medicine's Investment in Global Health Engagement Download flyer (PDF 900 KB) When: September 27, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join Col. Antonio Delgado, U.S. Air Force,

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Scout Day at the Medical Museum! Download flyer (PDF 550 KB) When: Saturday, October 15, 10 am - 12 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine for a morning of specialized act

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Medical Museum Science Café The Hard Science of the "X-Files" Download flyer (PDF 3 MB) When: October 25, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Gene editing technology is on the frontier of medical advancements, b

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Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Friday, November 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: SPECIAL VETERANS DAY INTRO TOUR: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through In

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Medical Museum Science Café Scarred for Life: Using Art to Bring Humanity to Trauma Recovery Download flyer (PDF 3 MB) When: November 15, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Artist and patient advocate Ted Meyer

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Medical Museum Science Café The Art of Medicine: Portraits of Surgeons by Thomas Eakins Download flyer (PDF 472 KB) When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join art historian Elizabet

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Sketching at the Medical Museum -- Hearts Download flyer (PDF 422 KB) When: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrat

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Special Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, February 20, 2017, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introd

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Medical Museum Science Café The Air Force Medical Service: Building Competent, Capable Enlisted Airmen Download flyer (PDF 547 KB) When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Enlisted m

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Medical Museum Science Café Learning As We Treat: Building the Department of Defense's Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Download flyer (PDF 488 KB) When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 2091

Anatomy of Sports at the Medical Museum!

Anatomy of Sports at the Medical Museum! Download flyer (PDF 565 KB) When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athlet

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Medical Museum Science Café New Face, New Beginning: Advancing the Field of Facial Transplantation Download flyer (PDF 497 KB) When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join plastic surg

Special Nurses Week Public Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Nurses Week Public Tour at the Medical Museum Download flyer (PDF 2 MB) When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Each year, May 6-12 is designated "National Nurses Week," ending with

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Special Armed Forces Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introdu

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Medical Museum Science Café "The Malaria Project": America's Secret Mission to Combat Malaria During World War II Download flyer (PDF 612 KB) When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: As m

Special Memorial Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Special Memorial Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, May 29, 2017, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory

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Sketching at the Medical Museum -- Medical Technology Download flyer (PDF 422 KB) When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical i

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Medical Museum Science Café The Department of Defense Product Pipeline and R&D Efforts to Prevent Malaria Download flyer (PDF 437 KB) When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 Cost: FREE! Open to t

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Special Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 1pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introduc

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Medical Museum Science Café The TriService Nursing Research Program: 25 Years of Supporting Excellence in Military Nursing Download flyer (PDF 422 KB) When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What

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Medical Museum Science Café Chemical Warfare During World War I Download flyer (PDF 7 MB) When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Regarded as one of the signature weapons of World War I

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Battle Signs Open House and Remarks by Wounded Warrior Artists Download flyer (PDF 1.08 MB) When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, 2-4pm, remarks at 2:30 p.m. Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Meet the artists, see the exhibi

Teddy Bear Clinic at the Museum!

Teddy Bear Clinic at the Museum! Download flyer (PDF 464 KB) When: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:30-11:30am Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic wit

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Medical Museum Science Café African American Doctors of World War I Download flyer (PDF 810 KB) When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: In World War I, 104 African American doctors

Anatomy of Sports at the Medical Museum

Scout Day at the Museum Download flyer (PDF 464 KB) When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join NMHM for a morning of specialized activities for both Boy and Girl Scouts. Sco

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Medical Museum Science Café Aircrew in Extreme Environments: Aerospace and Operational Physiology in the U.S. Air Force Download flyer (PDF 5 MB) When: Tuesday, October 24, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Mil

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Sketching at the Medical Museum -- Skulls Download flyer (PDF 422 KB) When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrati

Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum

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Medical Museum Science Café Commemoration Through Rehabilitation: Reconstruction Aides and the Aftermath of World War I Download flyer (PDF 1 MB) When: Tuesday, November 14, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Hi

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Anatomy of Sports at the Medical Museum When: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10am-12pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athletes of all ages should know how

Armed Forces Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Armed Forces Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:00pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introduct

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Brain Awareness Day at the Medical Museum When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10am-2pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Explore the exciting world of neuroscience! Join brain scientists, researchers, clinicians, and

Doctors Day Tour at the Medical Museum

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Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Independence Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 1:00pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introduc

Memorial Day Tour at the Medical Museum

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Mornings at the Museum

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Nurses Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Nurses Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory tour

Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum

Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum When: Monday, February 19, 2018, 1:00pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introduc

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Medical Museum Science Café Revolutionizing Military Health and Medicine through Total Exposure Health Download flyer (PDF 383 KB) When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: The Air F

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Medical Museum Science Café A Harrowing Sight: John Singer Sargent's World War I Mural "Gassed" When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6-7 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: John Singer Sargent, one of America's premier por

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Medical Museum Science Café "The Scars Remain": How Art Therapy is Helping Heal Wounded Warriors When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 5-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: U.S. Army Sergeant Timothy "Mike" Goodrich serve

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Medical Museum Science Café Looking Ahead---The Future of Assessing and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury Download flyer (PDF 258 KB) When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Join sub

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Medical Museum Science Café Finding the Bullet: X-ray Imaging of Injury and Disease Download flyer (PDF 254 KB) When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6-7pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: Radiologists find and lo

Sketching at the Medical Museum - Bones

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Sketching at the Medical Museum - Hearts

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National Stop The Bleed Day -- Demo at the Medical Museum

National Stop The Bleed Day -- Demo at the Medical Museum Download flyer (PDF 233 KB) When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 -- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine 2500 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 What: The top cause of preventable death i

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NEWS: When Teddy is the Patient, Learning about Health is Fun for Young Medical Museum Visitors

When Teddy is the Patient, Learning about Health is Fun for Young Medical Museum Visitors By Lauren Bigge NMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Children had fun being "doctors" and "nurses" to their stuffed animal patients and learning age-appropriate health information at the National Museum of Heal

NEWS: Authors Share Story of African-American Doctors Caring for Troops in World War I

Authors Share Story of African-American Doctors Caring for Troops in World War I By Lauren Bigge NMHM Public Affairs Coordinator During World War I, African-American doctors volunteered to care for the men who served in the U.S. Army's segregated combat units, the 92nd and 93rd Divisions. More

NEWS: First Aid Lessons Featured at Medical Museum's Third Annual "Scout Day"

First Aid Lessons Featured at Medical Museum's Third Annual "Scout Day" By Lauren Bigge NMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Nearly 300 children from troops in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region enjoyed a variety of interactive learning experiences about first aid and handling emergencies at t

NEWS: Air Force Physiologist Shares How Pilots, Crew are Trained for Extreme Environments

Air Force Physiologist Shares How Pilots, Crew are Trained for Extreme Environments By Lauren Bigge NMHM Public Affairs Coordinator The aircrew of the U. S. Air Force (USAF) must be specially trained to meet mission demands of extreme environments, Lt. Col. Troy Faaborg, USAF aerospace and oper

NEWS: Brain Sciences Will Be in the Spotlight During 12th Annual Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Brain Sciences Will Be in the Spotlight During 12th Annual Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine February 14, 2011, Washington, D.C.: Approximately 850 area middle school students will fill the National Museum of Health and Medicine as they learn about traumatic brain

NEWS: Medical Museum's 14th Annual Brain Awareness Week Program Gets Students Using Their Brains

Medical Museum's 14th Annual Brain Awareness Week Program Gets Students Using Their Brains March 27, 2013, Silver Spring, Md.: At the National Museum of Health and Medicine's (NMHM) 14th annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), students were encouraged to not only use their brains for learning, but to a

NEWS: National Medical Museum to Host 150th Anniversary Grand Opening Open House at New Building in Silver Spring

National Medical Museum to Host 150th Anniversary Grand Opening Open House at New Building in Silver Spring May 14, 2012, Silver Spring, Md.: The National Museum of Health and Medicine, now located in Silver Spring, Md., will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a Grand Opening Open House, set for

NEWS: D.C.-Area Middle School Students Explored Neuroscience During Brain Awareness Week 2014 at the Medical Museum

D.C.-Area Middle School Students Explored Neuroscience During Brain Awareness Week 2014 at the Medical Museum By: Shannon Sarino, NMHM Public Affairs April 29, 2014, Silver Spring, Md.: Nearly 500 middle school students took in the 15th annual Brain Awareness Week, held March 10-14, 2014, at the N

NEWS: Scouts Join Health Professionals to Learn About First Aid/Emergency Response

Scouts Join Health Professionals to Learn About First Aid/Emergency Response By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md.: The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) hosted its first Scout Day event May 31, 2014, at its home in Silver Spring, Md. More than 1

NEWS: Local Artist to Lead Discussion on Art, Cutting-edge Brain Research

Local Artist to Lead Discussion on Art, Cutting-edge Brain Research By: Paul Bello June 3, 2014, Silver Spring, Md.: Rebecca Kamen, an award-winning sculptor and one-time resident artist with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a discussion on the correlation between art and brain r

NEWS: 3-D Modeling Valuable Tool in Forensic Discovery

3-D Modeling Valuable Tool in Forensic Discovery By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md.: The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) continued its "Medical Museum Science Café" series May 27, as guests embarked on the process involved with recreating the f

NEWS: Museum Archivist Captures Prestigious Publication Award

Museum Archivist Captures Prestigious Publication Award By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md.: Eric Boyle has had a successful start to 2014. His book, "Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America," was recently awarded Best

NEWS: NMHM Proud to Continue Partnership With Blue Star Families

NMHM Proud to Continue Partnership With Blue Star Families By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) is again partnering with Blue Star Families and will participate in its annual "Blue Star Museums" program this summer. The progra

NEWS: Art Complements Science On So Many Levels

Art Complements Science On So Many Levels By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Supporters of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) welcomed Rebecca Kamen, a Virginia sculptor and one-time resident artist with the National Institutes of Health (NIH

NEWS: Navy Research Yields New Developments in Undersea Medicine

Navy Research Yields New Developments in Undersea Medicine Subject of upcoming Medical Museum Science Café in Silver Spring By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Only a small percentage of Americans have to worry about such situations as a submarine rescue, d

NEWS: Medical examiners conclude Lincoln anniversary commemoration

NMHM concludes successful "Forensic Friday" program By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – This past school year was eye opening for approximately 40 local middle school students, as they successfully completed the "Forensic Friday" program hosted by the Nation

NEWS: Christie seeks to teach others about science, medicine

Christie seeks to teach others about science, medicine By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Delores Christie has a long-standing interest in science and the medical field, something she enjoys imparting on tour groups. "I love to give tours," she said. "It’s an opportunity to

NEWS: Docent merges Civil War interest with medical background

Docent merges Civil War interest with medical background By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Frank Bruno has a long-time interest in the Civil War. It is that interest, he says, combined with his medical background, which brought him to the National Museum of Health and Medi

NEWS: Volunteer docents integral part of museum outreach with community

Volunteer docents integral part of museum outreach with community By: Paul Bello & Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – They come from varying backgrounds, but share an enthusiasm for history. They love talking with inquisitive young people and to adults with

NEWS: Expert discussion coming soon on bacteriophage therapy; subject of upcoming Medical Museum Science Café in Silver Spring

Expert discussion coming soon on bacteriophage therapy; subject of upcoming Medical Museum Science Café in Silver Spring By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Science education continues at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) with its next Medica

NEWS: Volunteer tells the story of those who care for sick, wounded

Volunteer tells the story of those who care for sick, wounded By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Lisa Weed loves to give a tour. "If people are here, they really want to learn," she said. "And odds are, I’m going to learn something from the group, too. I feel like I get so

NEWS: U.S. Navy captain, researcher discusses undersea medicine

U.S. Navy captain, researcher discusses undersea medicine By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Undersea medicine was the topic during the July Medical Museum Science Café, presented by the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM). The talk, held at the S

NEWS: Presenters flex their muscles during Anatomy of Sports program

Presenters flex their muscles during Anatomy of Sports program By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Anatomy of Sports – a medical illustration program in its third year at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) – was held Aug. 9 at the museum on th

NEWS: Guests learn about bacteriophage therapy during August NMHM Medical Museum Science Café

Guests learn about bacteriophage therapy during August NMHM Medical Museum Science Café By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – A discussion about the world of bacteriophage therapy and its place in modern-day science took place Aug. 26 at the Silver Spring Civi

NEWS: Healthy fun at NMHM's Teddy Bear Clinic

Healthy fun at NMHM's Teddy Bear Clinic By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Not even dark clouds and rain could wash away the smiles at this year's Teddy Bear Clinic, held Sept. 13, 2014, on the grounds of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), in

NEWS: Unique presentation encourages families to know signs, symptoms of head injuries

Upcoming Science Café to examine mental skills training for today's Warfighters By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) continues its monthly series of Medical Museum Science Cafés with a discussion on the use of

NEWS: Navy Medicine's imprint on global health discussed at recent NMHM Science Café

Navy Medicine's imprint on global health discussed at recent NMHM Science Café By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – An overview of Navy Medicine in the global community was the topic of conversation Oct. 28, as the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM

NEWS: Volunteer Docent Uses Opportunity to Continue Learning

Volunteer Docent Uses Opportunity to Continue Learning By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Andrea Rander uses her volunteer experience as an opportunity to continue to learn. "I am enthralled by the history that comprises the museum," she said. "I feel as though I never read

NEWS: Long-time Volunteer Stresses Medical Advancements

Long-time Volunteer Stresses Medical Advancements By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Regina Hunt has been a volunteer docent at the National Museum of Health and Medicine since 1985. "I've always worked in the medical field," she said. "I was given a tour of the museum at [

NEWS: Docent Uses Humor, Personal Experiences in Volunteer Work

Docent Uses Humor, Personal Experiences in Volunteer Work By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Carolyn Whittenburg approaches her volunteer duties with a healthy dose of humor. "I had just retired from the Department of Health, and the museum was in the retiree newsletter I w

NEWS: New Docent Views Training as Chance to Challenge Herself

New Docent Views Training as Chance to Challenge Herself By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Monica Monteon is a new addition to the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) volunteer docent team. "I moved [to the area from the Pacific Northwest] in November (2013) and

NEWS: Long-time Volunteer Assumes Mentoring Role for New Docents

Long-time Volunteer Assumes Mentoring Role for New Docents By: Shannon Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine Dr. Solomon Barr remembers when the National Museum of Health and Medicine was called the Army Medical Museum, and was located in downtown Washington, D.C. "I have been associated

NEWS: Mental skills training yields clarity for today's Warfighter

Mental skills training yields clarity for today's Warfighter By: Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. – Success and safety of the nation hinge upon the well-being of today's Warfighters. Dr. Tim Herzog, Sport Psychology Education Specialist with the Uniformed Servi

NEWS: National Medical Museum To Update Ongoing Exhibit Showcasing Civil War Medicine

National Medical Museum To Update Ongoing Exhibit Showcasing Civil War Medicine Dec. 29, 2014, Silver Spring, Md.: The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), a Department of Defense museum, will unveil its 1865 Civil War exhibit – the final temporary installation of artifacts and specimens

NEWS: Extensive training crucial for aspiring medics

Extensive training crucial for aspiring medics By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine's (NMHM) monthly Medical Museum Science Café moved to the museum's galleries in January, allowing attendees the opportunity to v

NEWS: Vascular surgeon, contributor to NMHM to lead discussion on Vietnam War medicine

Vascular surgeon, contributor to NMHM to lead discussion on Vietnam War medicine By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Dr. Norman M. Rich, a retired U.S. Army colonel, renowned vascular surgeon and longtime friend and contributor to the National Museum of He

NEWS: Medical Museum to focus on the brain March 16-20

Medical Museum to focus on the brain March 16-20 SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) will host middle school students from around the Washington, D.C. area as part of its annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW). The event, now in its 16th year, will be held at NMHM

NEWS: Medical care during President Abraham Lincoln's final hours to be commemorated in new exhibit opening March 2, 2015

Medical care during President Abraham Lincoln's final hours to be commemorated in new exhibit opening March 2, 2015 SILVER SPRING, Md. - "His Wound Is Mortal: The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln," a temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) featuring arti

NEWS: Retired Army surgeon joins NMHM to mark 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Retired Army surgeon joins NMHM to mark 50th anniversary of Vietnam War By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - A glimpse into Vietnam War medicine and the creation of the "Medical Museum, 2nd Surgical Hospital" was provided Feb. 24 to attendees at the February

NEWS: Medical Care During President Lincoln's Final Hours Commemorated in New Exhibit

Medical Care During President Lincoln's Final Hours Commemorated in New Exhibit SILVER SPRING, Md. - "His Wound Is Mortal: The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln," a temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) featuring artifacts related to the Lincoln assa

NEWS: Forensic Anthropologist Digs Into Sciences With High School Students

Forensic Anthropologist Digs Into Sciences With High School Students By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine FREDERICK, Md. - Franklin Damann, Ph.D., anatomical curator at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), took his passion and knowledge of forensic anthropology

NEWS: Brain Awareness Week provides students immeasurable hands-on education

Brain Awareness Week provides students immeasurable hands-on education By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Middle school students from the greater Washington, D.C. area rolled up their sleeves and took part in numerous hands-on activities related to Br

NEWS: Innovative sensor technology helps military fight brain injuries

Innovative sensor technology helps military fight brain injuries By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Sensor technology developed by the U.S. Army is proving to have enormous benefits in determining how to better protect military soldiers in combat. The t

NEWS: Lincoln's final hours remembered at medical museum

Lincoln's final hours remembered at medical museum By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) held a special open house tribute to Abraham Lincoln April 14th in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his assas

NEWS: Medical examiners conclude Lincoln anniversary commemoration

Medical examiners conclude Lincoln anniversary commemoration By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination concluded April 15 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (N

NEWS: Lincoln artifacts examined during 150th anniversary tribute

Lincoln artifacts examined during 150th anniversary tribute By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Collections staff at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) stepped out from behind the scenes recently to lead a discussion focusing on objects and

NEWS: Walt Whitman's soldiers of inspiration

Walt Whitman's soldiers of inspiration By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Famed American poet and journalist Walter "Walt" Whitman's contributions during the Civil War go beyond the words he put on paper. And out of a near family tragedy came a more pro

NEWS: NMHM joins "Blue Star Museums" program aimed at military families

NMHM joins "Blue Star Museums" program aimed at military families By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Effective Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015, the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) will be participating in Blue Star Museums , a colla

NEWS: Advancing vision care paramount for service members health

Advancing vision care paramount for service members health By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Military personnel endure numerous attacks that potentially impair their vision, whether from a direct blast, traumatic brain injury or environmental exposure.

NEWS: Former NASA astronaut to visit NMHM

Former NASA astronaut to visit NMHM By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - First hand experiences about human space flight and its effects on the body will be shared with the public this month as the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) welcomes Dr.

NEWS: Health of women in military service driving force behind new book

Health of women in military service driving force behind new book By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Dr. Elspeth C. Ritchie, a retired U.S. Army colonel, and currently a private consultant and professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services Universit

NEWS: Space travel just like winter camping, according to former astronaut

Space travel just like winter camping, according to former astronaut By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The idea of traveling to space is a dream for many, but for Dr. Mary Cleave, it's a memory that will last a lifetime. A former NASA astronaut, Cleave

NEWS: Wounded Warriors' Art Therapy Exhibit Opens at DoD Medical Museum

Volunteers receive credit for job well done By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Docents from the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) volunteer their time because of a sincere interest in sharing knowledge with others. That generosity was saluted

NEWS: Museum offers course in forensic anthropology

Museum offers course in forensic anthropology By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - A forensic anthropology course directed by the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) recently brought together fellows in forensic pathology, forensic educators, mil

NEWS: New book details health issues facing female service members

New book details health issues facing female service members By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - What female service members endure while in combat and their overall health while deployed are two of many topics covered in a recently released book entitled

NEWS: Music, family outreach headline upcoming Science Café dealing with head injuries

Music, family outreach headline upcoming Science Café dealing with head injuries By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - With the new school year fast approaching, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and National Museum of Health and Medicin

NEWS: Historian Shares Postwar Legacy of World War I Reconstruction Aides

Department of Defense Medical Museum Joins Defense Health Agency By Tim Clarke, Jr., National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), a Department of Defense (DoD) museum founded in 1862 as the Army Medical Museum, merged with the

NEWS: Special ceremony marks NMHM transition from USAMRMC to DHA

Special ceremony marks NMHM transition from USAMRMC to DHA By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) hosted a special ceremony Aug. 28, 2015 officially recognizing its transition from the U.S. Army Medical Res

NEWS: Athletes, artists shine at annual Anatomy of Sports

Athletes, artists shine at annual Anatomy of Sports By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Art and sport blended together recently as the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) held its fourth annual Anatomy of Sports program Aug. 22, 2015. The progra

NEWS: Unique presentation encourages families to know signs, symptoms of head injuries

Unique presentation encourages families to know signs, symptoms of head injuries By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - Families visiting the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) for its August Medical Museum Science Café came away informed and ente

NEWS: Prosthetic eye-making has become labor of love for technician

Prosthetic eye-making has become labor of love for technician By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - The history of prosthetic eye-making and the delicate process involved with this procedure headlines the National Museum of Health and Medicine's (NMHM) upco

NEWS: Ocularist helps patients keep an eye on tomorrow

Ocularist helps patients keep an eye on tomorrow By Paul Bello, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - A passion for art has led Louis Gilbert down a unique path. One that's personally rewarding and deeply meaningful to the people he meets. Gilbert, an anaplastologist at

NEWS: 9/11 victim's memorial moved to nation's medical museum

9/11 victim's memorial moved to nation's medical museum By NMHM Public Affairs SILVER SPRING, Md. - Karen Wagner had been reporting for duty at the Pentagon for just more than a month on the morning of September 11, 2001, and by all accounts, she had reached a zenith in her long career as an A

NEWS: Army, Navy share lessons learned from 2014 Ebola response

Army, Navy share lessons learned from 2014 Ebola response By Shannon Baylis Sarino, National Museum of Health and Medicine SILVER SPRING, Md. - "We deployed at the height of the [Ebola] epidemic," said LT Jose Garcia, Navy Medical Research Center (NMRC), Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Departmen

NEWS: Medical Museum to hold its 17th annual "Brain Awareness Week"

Medical Museum to hold its 17th annual "Brain Awareness Week" SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), a Department of Defense museum, will host middle-school students from around the Washington, D.C., area as part of its annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW). The event

NEWS: Medical Museum Hosts 2016 "Brain Awareness Week"

Medical Museum Hosts 2016 "Brain Awareness Week" By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine "Who we are is dependent on how healthy we keep our brains," is one lesson Dr. Michael Oshinsky from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke relayed to a group of middle

NEWS: Medical Museum Accepting Applications for Docents

Medical Museum Accepting Applications for Docents SILVER SPRING, Md. - The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) is currently looking for individuals with a specific interest in military medicine and history to become docents at the nation's repository for specimens and artifacts repres

NEWS: Medical Museum Recruiting for Summer 2016 Volunteers

Medical Museum Recruiting for Summer 2016 Volunteers SILVER SPRING, Md. - College-age volunteers from a wide variety of fields are encouraged to apply for new opportunities at the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) to work with the museum's collections and gain valuable experience in

NEWS: Medical Museum's Science Café Unravels Mystery of Civil War Identity Theft

Medical Museum's Science Café Unravels Mystery of Civil War Identity Theft By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine On the evening of Feb. 22, 2016, U.S. Army Major William Hartel, who served two tours in the Middle East and one in Afghanistan and is an assistant professor of den

NEWS: Optimism Expressed in Curing Brain Diseases

Optimism Expressed in Curing Brain Diseases By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine For centuries, society has been plagued by neurological diseases, burdening many with mental illness and causing some to have to sit by and watch loved ones suffer through neurodegenerative disea

NEWS: Col. Rasmussen to Speak about Combat Casualty Care at Medical Museum Science Café

Col. Rasmussen to Speak about Combat Casualty Care at Medical Museum Science Café By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine The National Museum of Health and Medicine has hundreds of artifacts on display that take visitors on a journey through the history of military medicine. As

NEWS: Innovations in Amputee Care Discussed at Science Café

Innovations in Amputee Care Discussed at Science Café By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine Director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Lower Extremity Transplant Program and Research Scientist for the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics, Matthew Carty, MD, visited the National Mu

NEWS: Combat Casualty Care Director Discusses Program Research at Medical Museum

Combat Casualty Care Director Discusses Program Research at Medical Museum By Daniel Daglis National Museum of Health and Medicine Since the creation of the Army Medical Museum (the precursor to today's National Museum of Health and Medicine) in 1862 by Surgeon General William Hammond, research

NEWS: Military Veterinary Pathologists Deploy Unique Medical Countermeasures

Military Veterinary Pathologists Deploy Unique Medical Countermeasures By Shannon Sarino National Museum of Health and Medicine Military veterinary pathology was the subject of the June Medical Museum Science Café - who military veterinarians are with specific emphasis on the role of Army veter

NEWS: Healing Through Art Therapy: Science Café Speaker To Focus On Treatment To Process Feelings, Experiences

Healing Through Art Therapy: Science Café Speaker To Focus On Treatment To Process Feelings, Experiences By Shannon Sarino National Museum of Health and Medicine At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, service members work with a te

NEWS: Art Therapy Takes New Form of Healing for Military Service Members

Art Therapy Takes New Form of Healing for Military Service Members By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist Melissa Walker, a credentialed art therapist, aims to provide a special kind of healing experience for her patients – U.S. military service members. Walker took the stage at the Na

NEWS: Children and Their Teddy's: Health Made Fun at Medical Museum's Teddy Bear Clinic

Children and Their Teddy's: Health Made Fun at Medical Museum's Teddy Bear Clinic By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist SILVER SPRING, MD - A trip to the "doctor" has never been so fun, thanks to the National Museum of Health and Medicine's annual Teddy Bear Clinic, which was held on

NEWS: Air Force Colonel Discusses Global Health Engagement at Medical Museum

Air Force Colonel Discusses Global Health Engagement at Medical Museum By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Antonio Delgado had all eyes on him last month as he presented at the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Medical Museum Science Café on September

NEWS: "Scarred For Life" Art Exhibit and Talk at Medical Museum to Highlight Veterans

"Scarred For Life" Art Exhibit and Talk at Medical Museum to Highlight Veterans By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. For Ted Meyer, an artist and patient advocate, artwork is priceless. For the past 18 years, Meyer's project, "

NEWS: Scouts of All Ages Join Health Professionals at Medical Museum "Scout Day"

Scouts of All Ages Join Health Professionals at Medical Museum "Scout Day" By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist SILVER SPRING, MD – One by one, and troop by troop, scouts of all ages joined a variety of health professionals at the National Museum of Health and Medicine's (NMHM) annua

NEWS: Science Advisor for the X-Files Speaks at Medical Museum

Science Advisor for the X-Files Speaks at Medical Museum By Katie Berland,NMHM Public Affairs Specialist SILVER SPRING, MD – Science of an unusual sort was the topic of the National Museum of Health and Medicine's October 25, 2016 Medical Museum Science Café: the science of one-celled bipedal m

NEWS: Art Historian Presents Thomas Eakins' Portraits of Renowned Surgeons

Art Historian Presents Thomas Eakins' Portraits of Renowned Surgeons By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Art professor Elizabeth Tebow, Ph.D., shared her knowledge of Thomas Eakins' 19th century portraits of renowned surgeons with a rapt audience at the National Museum of Health and

NEWS: Medical Museum to hold its 18th annual "Brain Awareness Week"

Medical Museum to hold its 18th annual "Brain Awareness Week" The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), a Department of Defense museum, will host middle-school students from around the Washington, D.C., area as part of its annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW) program. The event, now in its

NEWS: Air Force Medicine: Anytime, Anywhere in the World

Air Force Medicine: Anytime, Anywhere in the World By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Medical Service assures that the service deploys a medically-fit force and educates airmen to become medical professionals, according to Chief Master Sgt. David J. Little,

NEWS: Brain Awareness Week Highlights Military Medicine's Contributions to Brain Sciences

Brain Awareness Week Highlights Military Medicine's Contributions to Brain Sciences By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Advances in helmet design and body armor, developments in diagnosis and treatment of head injuries, and the positive role of training service animals was all part o

NEWS: Origins of Brain Injury Center of Excellence Revealed at Science Café

Origins of Brain Injury Center of Excellence Revealed at Science Café By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Studying the origins of the government's efforts to centralize research and education about traumatic brain injuries affecting military service members helps reveal the level of

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Museum Volunteer Shares Memories of Nursing Career By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Roseann Flyte, a former neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, still has a necklace her roommate in a hospital pediatric unit gave her when she was six years old as she was recovering from a br

NEWS: Anatomy of Sports: Athletes Become Art at Military Medical Museum

Anatomy of Sports: Athletes Become Art at Military Medical Museum By Lauren Bigge NMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Body painting as a vehicle for teaching anatomy caught the attention of visitors at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md. on April 22. The museum's "Anato

NEWS: Journalist Shares Wartime Race to Find Malaria Cure

Journalist Shares Wartime Race to Find Malaria Cure By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Malaria was devastating America's armed forces in the South Pacific during World War II, so the U.S. War Department and the White House recruited more than 400 scientists to find a cure. Journalis

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State-of-the-Art Balloon Catheter Saves Lives on the Battlefield Device Added to Military Medical Museum Collection By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator During the episode "The Fog of War" of the CBS drama series Code Black, two characters quickly decided to use a "balloon-tipped ca

NEWS: Advanced Bionic Prosthetic Arm Added to Medical Museum Collection

Advanced Bionic Prosthetic Arm Added to Medical Museum Collection By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator A radically advanced bionic arm, developed by DEKA Research & Development with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), was recently provided to the Nation

NEWS: Medical Museum Volunteers Appreciated at Recent Ceremonies

Medical Museum Volunteers Appreciated at Recent Ceremonies By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator National Museum of Health and Medicine volunteers Sara Handwerker, David Handwerker, Gabriella Cantoni, and James Tent were honored with the bronze President's Volunteer Service Award durin

NEWS: Advances in Transplants Benefit Wounded Service Members

Advances in Transplants Benefit Wounded Service Members By Lauren BiggeNMHM Public Affairs Coordinator Research into craniofacial reconstruction surgery