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The national museum of health and medicine.

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About this work


Dr. C Everett Koop presents this programme that explains why America needs to reinstate a National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington DC. The building housing the original museum was demolished in 1968 and the contents put in storage. A brief outline of American medical history is illustrated. Possible ideas for features and galleries in a new museum are shown. The programme concludes that a museum of this kind is needed as a centre to study the cultural, historical and social forces that shape human health, while at the same time educating the public against spiralling health costs.


Washington : Not known, 1992.

Physical description

1 video cassette (VHS) (19 min.) : sound, color, PAL


Creator/production credits

Produced by Michael J Hurley.

Copyright note

National Museum of Health and Medicine Foundation.



  • English

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