Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15, 1904
Surgeon General USA
I have the honor to inform you that I have forwarded to you by this mail for the Army Medical Museum a specimen of intestinal parasite, unknown to me and those of my confreres to whom it has been shown. I would be greatly pleased if you will kindly have your experts give me its name, method of infection, and whatever information they may have concerning this parasite, and can conveniently give. I have examined a number of medical books without result.
The following is a history of the case:
Mrs X, white, age about 35, weight about 180lbs, believed herself pregnant for the past two or three months. Had enlarged abdomen and thought she felt life. Was examined by two physicians who could not find any sign of pregnancy. A few days ago she began to suffer with cramps and profuse diarrhoea and passed an intestinal parasite after which the symptoms began to gradually subside. From the sensation of passing this parasite she is under the impression that she passed others; but as the defecation took place at night, the fecal matter was disposed of before it could be examined.
(signed) W.A.J. Pollock M.D.
Room 412 Thiesen Building
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Surgeon General’s Office,
U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library,
Corner of 7th and B Streets SW
Washington, March 24, 1903
Captain B. K. Ashford,
Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army,
San Juan, P.R.
(Through the Surgeon General, U.S. Army)
I have the honor to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of specimens of the filarial nocturna and uncinaria duodenale for the Army Medical School. Through your co-operation it has become possible to provide each member of the class with specimens of these parasites.
1st Lieut. Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
“Lyme Disease in Your Community” Lunchtime Talk at Medical Museum, 7/15/10, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Free!
Featuring Registered Nurse Marilyn Algire and SGT Jason Patterson of the Preventive Medicine Department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Concerned about a tick bite? Will you or your pets spend time outdoors this summer? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then bring your lunch and join the National Museum of Health and Medicine for an informative talk about Lyme disease. The talk will include information about the geographic location of most cases of Lyme disease; how the disease spreads; the do's and don'ts of prevention; and the importance of early disease detection. This event is being presented in conjunction with the poster presentation, “Solving the Puzzle: Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus & You,” from the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
Where: NMHM (Building 54), in Russell Auditorium
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“Yellow Fever – The Scourge Revealed” Lunchtime Talk at Medical Museum, 7/13/10, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Free!
A Presentation by CAPT Stanton E. Cope, Ph.D.
Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy
Director, Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Bring your lunch and celebrate Pest Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine with an intriguing talk about Yellow Fever and some of the events that led to greater control of this terrible disease. The talk will focus on a brief history of the disease and its impact on the U.S. and world; the experiments done in Cuba by the Walter Reed Commission using human volunteers; and more. Additionally, papers, books and other items, some of which are from the 18th century, will be on display. These items, including a reprint signed and corrected by Major Walter Reed, are from CAPT Cope’s award-winning collection on Yellow Fever.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
1302 Fillnut St.
April 28, 1886
Dear Dr. Billings,
About a year ago you wrote to me proposing to send to me for identification some specimens of entozoa in the Army Medical Museum. If you will now at your convenience have the collection sent to the following address, at my leisure, I will examine the speciments and in due time report therein.
Prof. Joseph Leidy
Biological Dept University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
April 20, 1892.
Head, neck and about ten feet of links of tapeworm, taenia mediocanellata. Passed by contributor after twice fasting 24 hours and after each fasting taking a medicine, the composition of which was not known to him. The head was passed after the second fasting.