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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Excellent article on WW1 Chemical Corps experiments in DC

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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

More on the McGill Medical Museum and Gunter von Hagens

Experience: I will be plastinated when I die

The challenges I face are immense. Suffering from Parkinson's disease is like practising dying


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.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/hearts-brains-and-bones-visitors-to-new-museum-will-come-a-little-closer-to-death-1.4828244

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

McGill University reopens medical museum

Bones, brains, bladders: McGill opens body parts museum to the public
Interactive tablets will offer insights on the specimens, and "we'll also be telling the story of grave-robbing."
Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette September 18, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Facial reconstruction photos on NLM's blog

The National Museum of Health and Medicine also has thousands of these types of pictures.

Hidden Faces of WW1: Maxillofacial Portraits Preserved

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.

Andrea Schierkolk
NMHM Public Programs
andrea.k.schierkolk.civ@mail.mil
301-319-3303


Friday, June 1, 2018

NMHM archives cited in Washington City Paper article

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."

June 1, 2018, p. 8-11
https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/21007233/independent-scholars-uncover-the-traumatic-treatments-lgbtq-people-suffered-at-st-elizabeths

Tuesday, April 17, 2018