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Military Medical Museum Celebrates 160th birthday with mobile app

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5/17/2022
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland, visitor uses the NMHM mobile app while looking at objects from the Innovations in Military Medicine Gallery. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Ian Herbst)

From the development of the typhoid vaccine to the invention of the photomicrograph for the study of pathological specimens, the museum has been involved in the forefront of military medical research.

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Telemedicine advances put to the test during pandemic

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4/1/2021
Uniformed service member stands behind wall of computer screens

COVID-19 has led to the need for physical distancing and has overwhelmed the capacities of health systems, compelling many to adopt telehealth solutions.

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Nurse-led research aims to improve battlefield medicine

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12/21/2020
Military nurses working on a simulated patient in a helicopter

[O]ne of their goals is to create novel solutions to optimize survival and functional recovery of burn casualties.

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Audiologist demonstrates importance of hearing conservation

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11/10/2020
Woman demonstrating how to insert a foam earplug into the ear

Hearing loss is a significant health and readiness issue for the U.S. military.

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NMHM documents military medicine advancements during the Civil War

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10/5/2020
Old-time photo of soldiers with crutches, canes, and missing limbs.

Initial challenges to military medicine stemmed from limited medical knowledge and lack of organization in the medical corps.

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NMHM looks back at the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ for one Maryland county

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8/19/2020
Black and white image of hospital beds lined up in rows, occupied by sick people

The 1918 flu resembled a more severe cold.

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Defending the Homeland: NMHM opens ‘virtual doors’ to the public during COVID-19

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5/21/2020
Image of two rows of empty hospital beds in the early 1900s

In the current climate of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, virtual environments have become an invaluable means of entertainment and education.

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