According to the National Park Service, many visitors to Washington, DC, “simply don’t know what they’re looking at” when they see the monuments on the National Mall. The Park Service wanted to install title signs to help the puzzled tourists (“Lincoln Memorial”) but the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts rejected the idea as unattractive.
In the latest of many unique exhibits, the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, DC, is displaying part of a U.S. military tent “trauma bay” that used to be in Iraq. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a concrete slab that was under an operating table on which countless battlefield operations were performed. […]
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