‘Minerals in Medicine’ Exhibit at CC
The Clinical Center is featuring a “Minerals in Medicine” exhibit as part of a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History’s department of mineral sciences and its National Gem and Mineral Collection. While the objects were being unpacked, Clinical Center director Dr. John Gallin marveled at one of the exhibit’s stones presented by Smithsonian geologist Dr. Michael A. Wise.
The exhibit highlights the essential role minerals and metals play in medicine, medical devices and in the normal functioning of the human body. Under the loan agreement, the items will be displayed in the Clinical Center’s admissions area for 18 months.