McGill's Maude Abbott Medical Museum opens its collection to the public
The "Holmes heart" has a special place among the 2,000 specimens in the collection of McGill's Maude Abbott Medical Museum, which opened its ...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Chemists' War
One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans' gas attacks.
By Theo Emery
Nov. 10, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Lab 3-D scans human skeletal remains dating back to the American Civil War
November 1, 2018 by Brian Mcneill, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRead more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-lab-d-scans-human-skeletal.html#jCp
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
Experience: I will be plastinated when I die
The challenges I face are immense. Suffering from Parkinson's disease is like practising dying
Gunther von Hagens
Hearts, brains and bones: Visitors to new museum will 'come a little closer to death'
'We have virtually everything you can think of,' says pathologist Rick Fraser.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Katherine Akey. Ms. Akey is Adjunct Professor of Photography in the Corcoran School of the Arts at the George Washington University and Fellow in the Living Legacy of World War One project at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. She is also the line producer for the United States World War One Centennial Commission weekly WW1 Centennial News Podcast. Today she employs her considerable expertise to give us insight into a private and profound photographic collection of an American surgeon in the Great War, now held in the public trust at the National Library of Medicine.
Monday, July 23, 2018
July 23: Medical Museum Science Cafe: Confronting "Shell Shock": The American Experience during World War I
You are cordially invited to attend the following lecture to be held at the
National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD
20910, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 6-7 p.m.
Confronting "Shell Shock": The American Experience during World War I
During World War I, war-related psychological trauma was considered a new
manifestation of psychiatric breakdown. American military medicine was
challenged by establishing an entirely new medical specialty while treating
the stricken service member and assuring an anxious public back home. Explore
American psychiatrists' understanding of "shell shock" and what lessons they
did – or did not – learn from their experience. Presenter: Rachel Levandoski
is an historian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office
and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.
NMHM Public Programs
Friday, June 1, 2018
LGBTQ People Suffered Traumatic Treatments at St. Elizabeths Hospital for the Mentally Ill[in print as Asylum Seekers].
"This is coercive federal psychiatry. ...This whole idea of LGBT Americans being broken and in need of a cure—religious or psychiatric—is still a pernicious, damaging lie."
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
In Philadelphia, a medical museum puts the human body on display
Washington Post February 8 2018