Medical Museum Science Café

Chemical Warfare During World War I


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When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6-7pm

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


Regarded as one of the signature weapons of World War I, poison gas remains one of the most terrifying weapons of war. 100 years later, renowned Australian pathologist Prof. Robin Cooke reviewed preserved lung specimens from casualties on both sides of the conflict. Hear from Prof. Cooke how microscopic examination of 100-year-old lung tissue may help inform today's military medical researchers prepare to treat chemical warfare casualties in the future. Prof. Cooke's appearance made possible with support from the American Registry of Pathology.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


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