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Audiologist demonstrates importance of hearing conservation

Article
11/10/2020
Woman demonstrating how to insert a foam earplug into the ear

Hearing loss is a significant health and readiness issue for the U.S. military.

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NMHM documents military medicine advancements during the Civil War

Article
10/5/2020
Old-time photo of soldiers with crutches, canes, and missing limbs.

Initial challenges to military medicine stemmed from limited medical knowledge and lack of organization in the medical corps.

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NMHM looks back at the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ for one Maryland county

Article
8/19/2020
Black and white image of hospital beds lined up in rows, occupied by sick people

The 1918 flu resembled a more severe cold.

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Defending the Homeland: NMHM opens ‘virtual doors’ to the public during COVID-19

Article
5/21/2020
Image of two rows of empty hospital beds in the early 1900s

In the current climate of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, virtual environments have become an invaluable means of entertainment and education.

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