A. J. Hawk, Collections Manager, Historical Collections, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Defense Health Agency, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Alan J. Hawk BA, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Defense Health Agency, 2460 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A note from the Editor-in-Chief: We are pleased to present the next installment of ArtiFacts. In each column, the Collections Manager of the Historical Collections Division of the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) will present a photograph of a visually or historically interesting artifact from the museum’s collection, and provide the story behind the picture. Now a National Historic Landmark, the NMHM was originally developed from the Army Medical Museum, which was established during the Civil War to collect “specimens of morbid anatomy together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed.” Its mission today is to inspire interest in, and promote the understanding of, medicine to the public.
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Received May 21, 2018
Accepted May 29, 2018