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October 20, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(8):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970250133019

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To the Editor:—  The Congress of the United States has recently authorized the construction on the Mall in Washington of a museum to be called the Museum of History and Technology. The bill providing the funds for its construction was signed into law by President Eisenhower on June 13. The Museum of History and Technology, to be completed about 1960, will exhibit materials now housed in the Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Institution. Among the many subjects included in the new museum will be medical history, dental history, and pharmaceutical history. Our preliminary plans for the Hall of Medical History call for exhibits on anesthesiology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, roentgenology, and surgery, as well as exhibits on hospitals, nursing, and pioneers of American medicine. We wish to solicit the assistance of all members of the medical profession in finalizing our plans for the Hall of Medical History of

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