National Museum of Health and Medicine hosts morbid oddities
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln has a new home.
The lead ball and several fragments of the 16th president's skull are on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring.
So is a hairball from the stomach of a 12-year-old girl.
The museum opened in its new building Sept. 15 after moving from the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
It currently features exhibits on the Civil War and the human body. Spokesman Tim Clarke says the museum will close in January and reopen in May with its largest-ever display of objects to mark its 150th anniversary.