The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) is located
at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in Washington
D.C. This Museum is the home of various renowned neuroanatomical
collections. Scientific study of the specimens in these collections
have produced numerous ground-breaking research and educational
projects. Using today's technologies, these collections are
more valuable today than ever before.
the care of the Museum's Director, Dr. Adrianne Noe and Neuroanatomical Curator, Archie Fobbs, the
Museum now makes these collections available for use by educators,
scientists and scholars worldwide. Using computer technologies,
these collections are now playing an important role in education
and in neuroscience research. Those who cannot visit the collections
directly can use FTP methods to retrieve images for their use.
The collections contain both normal, pathological and comparative
specimens. Developmental specimens are also available. Each
specimen contained in the collections is serially sectioned
in one of the three major anatomical planes. Each case is fully
eight Neuroanatomical Collections housed at the Museum are:
more detail about the collections and the access, please contact
Collection Resources at The National Museum of Health and Medicine:
museum is open to the public every day from 10 am to
5 p.m. Admission is free.
National Museum of Health and Medicine is located
roughly 6 miles north of the Capitol between 16th Street
and Georgia Avenue NW, on the Walter Reed Army Medical
Center Campus in Washington D.C. Weekend and evening
visitors must enter by the Georgia Avenue and Elder
Street Gate. For admittance, show your drivers license
or other picture I.D. and give the museum as your destination.
Downtown, follow the 16th Street NW, beyond
Carter Baron Amphitheater and the junction with Military
Road and turn right onto Aspen Street, NW. Turn left
onto Georgia Avenue and proceed to the third light at
Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW. Turn left onto
the Walter Reed Campus.
the Beltway, take I-495 to exit 31-B/Georgia
Avenue-Silver Spring. Follow Georgia Avenue south, beyond
the junction with East-West Highway, to Elder Street,
NW. Turn right onto the Walter Reed campus.
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