National Museum of Health and Medicine

The National Museum of Health and Medicine was established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. In 1862, Surgeon General William 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 Museum's first curator, John Brinton, visited mid-Atlantic battlefields and solicited contributions from doctors throughout the Union Army. During and after the war, Museum 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.

2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone

301-319-3300

Hours

10:00AM - 5:30PM

Website

medicalmuseum.mil

Twitter

@medicalmuseum

Upcoming Events

Medical Museum Science Cafe: Exploring Emerging DNA Technologies in Identifying Historic Human Remains

A 1990s excavation of a grave in an 18-19th century cemetery revealed the remains of a 50-55 year old male. The skeleton had been disturbed and the skull and...

7/23 6pm
Bugapalooza at the Medical Museum

Kick off the Military Health System's 2019 Bug Week by discovering which bugs are bizarre, beneficial or downright deadly. Learn how to battle the bugs or...

7/27 10am
Anatomy of Sports

Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athletes of all ages should know how their bodies work in order to compete and stay healthy....

8/17 10am

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Ijazah in Reading the Poem of Ad-Durrah
The three qira’aat outlined in Ad-Durrah Al-Mudhiyyah poem by Imam Al-Jazaree are min tareeq Ad-Durrah. The Durrah poem bases itself on the Shatibiyyah, and uses some of the basic rules from Ash-Shatibiyyah. It cannot be studied without having a thorough understanding of the Shatiybiyyah poem and the rules for each qaari’ outlined in the poem. One getting an ijaazah in the 10 qira’aat uses the rules outlined in both the Shatibiyyah and the Durrah.

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National Museum of Health and Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine posted a photo 3/12/2018

National Museum of Health and Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine posted a photo 3/12/2018