Friday, August 26, 2005

A NEW HOME FOR CHARLIE GITEAU'S BRAIN


One consequence of the Defense Department's decision to close Walter Reed Army Medical Center is that the National Museum of Health and Medicine will have to be relocated.

My friend Chuck took me on a tour of this fascinating and macabre little attraction when I was in Washington, D.C. a few years ago. It's the type of place the Addams Family would enjoy. You can see fragments of Abraham Lincoln's skull and the bullet that killed him, various pickled body parts and this cute array of baby skeletons. ("Hi! I'm Caspar the Friendly Skeleton ...")

Here's a link to a story that was on NPR last May.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:19 AM

    We're happy to hear that you've enjoyed your visits here. We have new exhibits opening all the time, so please come back again soon!

    Steven Solomon
    Public Affairs Officer
    National Museum of Health and Medicine,
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
    6900 Georgia Avenue at Elder Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20307
    www.nmhm.washingtondc.museum

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