100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Location: Silver Spring, MD

2013 Exhibitions: Abraham Lincoln: The Final Casualty of the War (TBA)

U.S. Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond founded the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1862. It was known as the Army Medical Museum until 1989, when it became the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The museum relocated to the Army's Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2011 and is a member of the National Health Sciences Consortium, which is also an element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. The museum features exhibits that include skeletal specimens, preserved organs, and medical equipment.

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