Modern Medicine and the Great War

April 6, 2017 – January 2019

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

World War I provided a testing ground for the application of new medical technologies and procedures, and in some cases accelerated their general acceptance or development. At the same time, wartime medical practice reflected the larger concerns and prejudices of early twentieth century America, as the country coped with ever more complex problems of modern industrial society.