08-07-2005, 11:19 PM #1
Washington DC must see/ National Museum of Health and Medicine
Alan Hawk, a museum collections manager, turns the key on a big light blue locker, opens a drawer and reveals some of history's treasures: sections of bullet-pierced vertebrae from both President James Garfield and Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.
What's there: 25 million artifacts, including body parts from 6,000 Civil War soldiers; hearts, brains and bones; and body parts from historical figures
Next to them is a little jar containing President Dwight Eisenhower's gallstones. And in a nearby cabinet is the full skeleton of Able, the first monkey sent into space.
Joseph Paul Jernigan, a 39-year-old Texas convict executed by lethal injection, was one of two bodies – a male and a female – donated for the visible-human project. The bodies were embedded with gelatin, frozen and then cut crosswise into nickel-thick slices and then photographed. The result: A 3-D database of digital images showing the flesh and blood geography of the human body.
Link to their website: http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight