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National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington DC
(4.4/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum originated during the Civil War as casualties soared and examples of morbid anatomy were created through the violence of war. While small, the museum offers some exhibits you will see NOWHE...  more »
  • What this museum does is very cool - their role is a bit like that of the fictional Jeffersonian on the show, Bones. However, little of that, or anything else recent, is on display. And where are the ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Fascinating museum. Definitely be prepared to have a strong stomach. The museum is very well organized and all artifacts are tactfully displayed, but the sheer number of human remains on display squicked me out a little. I still learned a lot and would definitely suggest this museum to anyone with an interest in the history of medicine.
  • 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.
  • Amazing exhibits. Would love to see it expanded in the near future.
  • Excellent medical museum - quirky and in the middle of nowhere. Quite small so not a whole day outing, but good for a couple of hours of interest.
  • 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.