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In honor of Veterans Day, the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will offer special exhibits and programs about MGH military veterans, past and present.
This week, from 9 am to 5 pm, the museum is hosting a special exhibit of artifacts that belonged to staff who have served in the military, including the Civil War and both World Wars. A more limited version of the exhibit will be on display after Veterans Day through the Thanksgiving holiday. Artifacts will include scrapbooks, a Civil War apothecary kit, a bandage winder, a pocket hypodermic syringe, a gas mask and other items.
In recognition of the innovations of medical simulation technology, which is widely used for military and combat training, the museum also will host interactive, hands-on simulation activities Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 pm. Participants will have the chance to engage with faculty from the MGH Learning Laboratory and Simulation Center as they simulate a common medical scenario using a high-fidelity robot-mannequin.
Both the exhibits and demonstrations are free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. For information about the exhibits, email Peter Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the medical simulation demonstrations, email Tanya Zinkus Milosh at email@example.com.
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Time12:00 PM - 1:00 PM