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San Antonio, Texas

Obscura Day 2016: The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum

Explore the 240-year history of the Army's medical department, in war and in peace.

The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Fort Sam Houston celebrates the 240-year history of medicine in the army.

Join us for a self-guided tour of the 7-acre AMEDD Museum campus, including the main museum building, a restored hospital train car and two pergolas, one containing modern wheeled ambulances and one containing helicopters. A Medal of Honor Walk recognizes the 50 Medal of Honor recipients from the U.S. Army Medical Department. You'll learn about battlefield medicine, the chain of patient evacuation, and the evolution of equipment, medical care and treatment from 1775 to the present.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; noon - 4:00pm
Ticket Cost: Free, but capacity is limited. RSVP REQUIRED.

Because the museum is located on an active military base, all attendees will be required to submit their names and driver's license numbers in advance; a valid i.d. must be presented for entry to the base.

U.S. Army Medical Department Museum
Fort Sam Houston
3898 Stanley Rd.
Main entrance on Walters Street, Building 4179
San Antonio, TX 78234

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