November 11, 2016
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Volunteers bring medical history alive at Museum

As part of the 2016 Best Medic Competition’s culminating events on Friday, 28 October, local volunteers brought medical history to life on the Museum grounds.  Best Medic attendees and Museum visitors were delighted to interact with Civil War corpsmen and surgeons, a WWI nurse, and a WWII medic.  A Civil War era hospital with tents, cots, equipment and even three Army mules were present and ready for action.  Visitors also enjoyed looking over a WWI […]
November 11, 2016

AMEDD Museum welcomes new Director George Wunderlich

Foundation: Welcome to the AMEDD Museum George.  We are delighted to learn of your appointment as the new Executive Director of the US Army Medical Department Museum.  Tell us a little about yourself.  Where are you from?  What education, career choices, and experiences led you to San Antonio and our Museum? George: I was born in St. Louis and had every expectation of spending my life in the family commercial insurance business. However, as I […]
August 1, 2016
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Foundation purchases artifacts for the Museum

William Emerson Medical Insignia collection added to Museum Seizing a rare opportunity to enhance the AMEDD Museum’s artifact collection, the AMEDD Museum Foundation recently completed the purchase of the William Emerson medical insignia collection. The collection consisting of 274 items ranging from uniform and cap insignia to 19th century medical chevrons to a medical officer’s shoulder epaulettes from the early 1900’s was purchased for $13,430. William Emerson is a noted authority on US Army insignia. […]
July 28, 2015
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Vet Corps celebrates 100th birthday with a statue

A bronze sculpture representing the diverse 100-year history of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps was unveiled at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Brigadier General Erik H. Torring, Chief, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, together with Dr. Joseph Kinnarney, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Ms. Donna Dobberfuhl, the artist commissioned to create the monument, unveiled the life-sized sculpture. The AVMA, through its charitable arm the American Veterinary […]