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National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington DC
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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...  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...  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.