Photo Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine



The museum, formerly called the Army Medical Museum, is now part of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.  It houses millions of artifacts in a variety of historically significant collections.  Selections from their photographic archives have been assembled in a Flickr photostream, which "began as unofficial 'favorite photos' of the staff of the Otis Historical Archives" at the museum.

The subject material is understandably weighted toward anatomic and pathologic specimens, but also includes historical photos re public health and the delivery of health care in war and in peacetime.

Links for the museum and the photostream.  Photo credit Joe Clark.

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I grew up in DC. My young classmates told stories of the fascinating specimens to be seen there, but my parents wouldn't take me.
When I figured that my daughters were old enough, I took them there. They were grossed out and didn't want to stay! Have I raised wimps, or is it just a guy thing to want to look at body parts floating in formaldehyde?
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