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National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington DC

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a small museum dedicated largely to military medicine. It has some very interesting artifacts (including the bullet that killed President Lincoln). Allow an hour or so and take your GPS to hel...  read more »
  • SO many medical specimens and tools from early medicine. Many artifacts from the Civil War. Really an interesting and informative adventure. 
  • Free entry. Great museum of medical artifacts showing the advances in medical studies and surgical techniques. Lots of skulls from the war showing bullet wounds. Many bones with bullets still embedded...  read more »
  • Unique exhibits of amputated leg of Major General Sickles hit by a cannon ball at Gettysburg. The bullet removed from Abraham Lincoln and some of the medical instruments used in his surgery and fragments of his bone. Largest display of medical rarities in the United States. Quiet and easy to view.
  • Definitely has a lot of interesting stuff but not very interactive for kids. However, if you're interested in old battle wounds and broken bones there are tons here.
  • Super cool artifacts and information on health and medicine. Many bones with osteomyelitis.
  • Gross, informative, and fascinating.
  • This museum was fascinating and full of real skeletons (ranging from 4month fetus to adult male), brains, bone fractures, organs, and more. We spent over an hour in the first 2 sections alone (there are 3 sections). Be warned though, some of the exhibits were tough to look at, for myself the reconstructive surgery was nearly too much. I went there with my 4 year old son since he is asking a lot of questions about the inside of the body. He LOVED it and really wanted to know more, but I would say that because of the graphic nature of this place it is not appropriate for most small children.
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