Mutter Museum: More than just a freak show
By Helen Ubinas, Daily News ColumnistPosted: December 24, 2014
An unofficial blog about the National Museum of Health and Medicine (nee the Army Medical Museum) in Silver Spring, MD. Visit for news about the museum, new projects, musing on the history of medicine and neat pictures.
- this rare report with tipped-in photographs has been scanned and placed online by the National Library of Medicine. Woodward did his photomicroscopy work on weekends at the Army Medical Museum.
Civil War Portraits of the Broken Bodies Sent Home
On the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Flickr Commons, portraits of these wounded soldiers show the grim resilience, military pride, and ...
Michael J. North spoke today at the National Library of Medicine in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month on "Early Latin American Medicine in the NLM Collections." Mr. North is Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work.
The Medical Heritage Library is looking to gain first-hand information from our users. We've designed a very short – really! – survey that you can find here: http://www.medicalheritage.org/2014-user-survey/ It should only take about ten minutes at most to complete.
We want to know how people are finding our collection and what they're using in it – or what they're not using in it because it isn't there. Please help us get to know our users better and plan more intelligently for the future of our collaboration.
The Visual Culture of Medicine & Its Objects
September 23, 2014
Riggs Library, Georgetown University
Organizers: Keren Hammerschlag (Georgetown University),
Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine)
The Department of Art & Art History at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health), presents an interdisciplinary symposium dedicated to critically and creatively examining medical objects, broadly conceived. Presenters from diverse scholarly and professional backgrounds will undertake close readings of medical objects in a variety of media and genres—book illustrations, paintings, sculptures, pamphlets, photographs, instruments, motion pictures and more—from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, Georgetown University, and other repositories. Our aim is to encourage new ways of engaging with objects that sit at the intersection between art and medicine. The outcome, we hope, will be a broadened conception of how the visual and notions of visuality function or falter in medical practice past and present. The program can be found online at http://art.georgetown.edu/story/1242756485205.html
All welcome but numbers are limited. Please register by emailing: email@example.com
from Christine Ruggere, Associate Director, Institute of the History of Medicine & Curator, Historical Collection at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:
The Department of the History of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is currently developing a set of online courses in the history of medicine in order to provide greater access to the study of that subject. Mapped out over time, the courses will also be part of a larger project creating an online certificate program and an online Masters' degree in the history of medicine. One of our main goals is to provide graduate-level teaching in the field to interested health care students/professionals and others who are otherwise unable to take a year or two away from their work to pursue a degree in person or who wish to take just a few courses at their own convenience. In order to have our degree programs certified by the state of Maryland, we are required to submit results from a survey indicating any interest in these programs. It is a very short, quick survey: http://www.johnshopkinssurveys.com/se.ashx?s=705E3F16491130AA.
Dr. Dale Smith spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on "Anatomy Acts and the Shaping of the American Medical Profession's Social Contract." Dr. Smith is a Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work.
My Visit to The National Museum of Health and Medicine
The National Museum of Health and Medicine is housed in its new facility in Silver Springs, Maryland. Originally located in the former Walter Reed ...
The U.S. National Library of Medicine will soon be initiating development of its next long-range plan and, in so doing, welcomes public feedback through its recently-launched "Voyaging to the Future" blog, located at:
Thank you for your feedback, and for sharing this information with interested colleagues and friends.
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Southern California Medical Museum moves to Pomona
A 1740 microscope will be among the display at the Southern California Medical Museum in Pomona. Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff ...
After the battle of Midway, even though the pendulum had swung in favor of the United States, final victory was many campaigns and many, many lives away. Throughout the next three years, Navy medicine would accompany the carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, and thousands of other vessels on the long bloody road to Tokyo. As crewman aboard these ships, physicians, dentists, and hospital corpsmen would man battle stations and sick bays during the battle—and the lulls in between. And they would do what Navy medical personnel had always done—treating torn, burned, and bleeding bodies, and returning men to duty.
Although less well known, Navy medicine made important contributions in the Atlantic, most notably in the Normandy campaign. The physicians and hospital corpsmen of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion are highlighted in this installment.
The fifth installment in the six-part Navy Medicine at War film series chronicles the Navy medical experience with the Marine Corps' island-hopping campaign during the first three years of the war.
"Final Victory" is the last installment of the six-part World War II film series, "Navy Medicine at War." The film tells the story of the war's final campaign and aftermath - the bloody fight to take Okinawa, the dress rehearsal for the invasion of the Japanese home islands, the dropping of the two atomic bombs, Japan's surrender, and the liberation of the prisoners of war.
Urethral syringe used in 19th century venereal treatment declared best archaeological find
Alan Humphries, the Librarian of the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, identified this as a urethral syringe used to treat ailments in men by injecting ...
Police discover more items in stolen brains investigation
... brains and other artifacts from the Indiana Historical Medical Museum after police recovered several boxes of allegedly stolen surgical instruments.
Between 1932 and 1963 University of Pittsburgh anatomist Davenport Hooker, Ph.D., performed and filmed noninvasive studies of reflexive movement on more than 150 surgically aborted human fetuses. The resulting imagery and information would contribute substantially to new visual and biomedical conceptions of fetuses as baby-like, autonomous human entities that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. Hooker's methods, though broadly conforming to contemporary research practices and views of fetuses, would not have been feasible later. But while Hooker and the 1930s medical and general public viewed live fetuses as acceptable materials for nontherapeutic research, they also shared a regard for fetuses as developing humans with some degree of social value. Hooker's research and the various reactions to his work demonstrate the varied and changing perspectives on fetuses and fetal experimentation, and the influence those views can have on biomedical research.
Mrs. Keane, one of the so-called radium girls, was employed at the Waterbury Clock Company in the 1920s when a relatively new material, radium, was used.
Local man's father honored with national embryology exhibition
... and to attend an exhibit on Tuesday that celebrates their father's work in research embryology at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
|Beyond this article, which has to be read to be believed, he was a fervent racist.|
Scientists share experiences with students to encourage interest in ...
Franklin Damann, forensic anthropologist at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, spoke to students at Rockville High School ...
Digital Archive to House 100 Years of Historical Documents from World's First Black Mental Institution; UT Scholar Tells Forgotten Story of African-American Psychiatric Patients
Released: 1/23/2014 12:00 PM EST
Source Newsroom: University of Texas at Austin
After the war, it evolved into the tri-service Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.