Lung Tissue Talk

On Tues., Aug. 22, from 6-7 p.m., the National Museum of Health and Medicine will host a presentation by Prof. Robin Cookie, an Australian pathologist, who has reviewed preserved lung specimens from casualties of gas poisoning during World War I. Prof. Cooke will talk about how microscopic examination of 100-year-old lung tissue may help inform today’s military medical researchers prepare to treat chemical warfare casualties in the future. Free. Open to the public.

Web link to more info: http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2017.08222017

Or call (301) 319-3349 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.

Call for Artifacts!

The New York Academy of Medicine is working with the Museum of the City of New York and Wellcome Collection on an exhibition based around epidemic disease in NYC for September 2018. “Germ City: Microbes, Migration, and the Metropolis” will use specific sites of disease outbreaks, and responses to contagious disease, to explore New York City’s public health history.
 
Artifacts with a New York connection are of particular interest, as are artifacts that reflect individual stories and experiences, as well as those relating to clinical and public health responses to disease.
 
We would be grateful for information about specific artifacts and/or details of relevant catalogs or collections. Thanks to those who have already responded to our call, and I look forward to discovering other relevant materials.