Where: National Museum of American History
When: through March 26, 2017
If you enter the American History Museum from Independence Avenue, the first thing you see is a set of large glass display cases lining the main hallway. The contents of these cases change periodically, and I believe they're used to highlight the museum's collections; you get a quick idea of what's on offer, and the museum is able to show off more of their holdings.
Two displays on view until tomorrow are on medical technology: one has to do with the artificial heart, and the other shows devices for athletes who have suffered injuries. I remember well when heart valve replacement was a rare event, and the medical advancements in dealing with heart problems since my grandmother died of heart disease in 1970 are astounding.
I was even more impressed with the stories of athletes who have overcome what could easily have been career-ending injuries to continue to compete. Lack of limbs has not kept these people off the slopes or the tracks.
Verdict: Great displays to see on your way to larger exhibits.