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Events June 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Sharks of War: The U.S.S. Indianapolis Disaster of 1945

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

Where:
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

What:
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the “fear of sharks” impacted the Navy’s policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.

Cost:
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:
Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]

Events June 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Medical Museum Science Cafe: Veterinary Pathology

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

Where:
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

What:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to solve a mystery with a microscope? How about investigate deployment-related injury or disease in our highly trained Military Working Dogs? Or even help develop medical countermeasures to some of the most dangerous pathogens that pose a threat to service members deployed around the world? Join U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonels Tony Alves and Jennifer Chapman from the Joint Pathology Center – Veterinary Pathology Services, to learn what veterinary pathology is all about and highlight fascinating aspects of comparative pathology. Witness dynamic demonstrations of how Army veterinary pathologists identify deployment-related injury trends or potential infectious diseases that may pose risk to our Military Working Dogs, service members, and their families.

Cost:
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:
Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]

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