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National Museum of Health and Medicine Shares Collection Via Flickr

An instructor at the US Air Force School of Aviation Medicine poses with model eyeballs.

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Wired reports that archivist Michael Rhode of the National Museum of Health and Medicine is bringing hundreds of medical photos out of the stacks and into public view using the photo sharing tool Flickr. This fascinating collection documents battle field medicine and life at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Be forewarned, some photos in this collection show surgical procedures and other things of a graphic nature.

The same Mr. Rhode spoke with NPR's Joe Shapiro in 2003 for a piece about the history of medical science, soldiers, and public perceptions of both. For a multimedia experience, listen to it here while you browse.

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