MD -- Silver Spring -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Forest Glen Annex):
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Wikipedia Description: National Museum of Health and Medicine
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The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) is a museum in Silver Spring, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. The museum was founded by U.S. Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond as the Army Medical Museum (AMM) in 1862; it became the NMHM in 1989 and relocated to its present site at the Army's Forest Glen Annex in 2011. An element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the NMHM is a member of the National Health Sciences Consortium.
The Army Medical Museum and Library building housed the Army Medical Museum from 1887 to 1947 — and again from 1962 to 1969, when the building was razed.
The AMM was established during the American Civil War as a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. In 1862, Hammond directed medical officers in the field to collect "specimens of morbid anatomy...together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed" and to forward them to the newly founded museum for study. The AMM's first curator, John H. Brinton, visited mid-Atlantic battlefields and solicited contributions from doctors throughout the Union Army. During and after the war, AMM staff took pictures of wounded soldiers showing effects of gunshot wounds as well as results of amputations and other surgical procedures. The information collected was compiled into six volumes of The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, published between 1870 and 1883.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, AMM staff engaged in various types of medical research. They pioneered in photomicrographic techniques, established a library and cataloging system which later formed the basis for the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and led the AMM into research on infectious diseases while discovering the cause of yellow fever. They contributed to research on vaccinations for typ ...More...
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NMHM_180702_01.JPG: Able, Skeleton, 1959:
Able, a rhesus monkey, was among the first American animals to survive spaceflight on May 28, 1959.
NMHM_180702_09.JPG: Spine with Arrowhead, Acrylic-embedded, ca 1869
Specimens were sent to the Museum to advance trauma research.
NMHM_180702_18.JPG: Biographical Lace, 1917
A psychiatric patient made this lacework, featuring imagined people and animals, during her therapy at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC.
NMHM_180702_23.JPG: Jungle Boot Pierced by Spike, Vietnam War
NMHM_180702_27.JPG: Keith's American Heliostat, made by Edward Kubel, 1878:
Expert photomicroscopists at the Army Medical Museum, including Lt. Col. Joseph J. Woodward, modified such instruments to pioneer the field of medical photomicroscopy. The clockdrive heliostat kept a constant level of light on the subject.
NMHM_180702_34.JPG: 12th Thoracic, 1st and 2nd Lumbar Vertebrae, Gunshot Wound, President James A. Garfield:
Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau in 1881. Museum pathologists removed the president's vertebrae at autopsy to document the wound and resulting infection.
NMHM_180702_41.JPG: Cabinet of President Ulysses S. Grant's Tumor Slides:
Grant succumbed to cancer in 1885. His physicians and pathologists presented these slides to the Museum.
NMHM_180702_47.JPG: Typhoid Trials Diorama, ca 1970:
Major Frederick F. Russell vaccinated volunteers at the Army Medical Museum against typhoid during clinical trials in 1909.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) anual American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.