The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum
or AMEDD Museum
, Fort Sam Houston
, San Antonio, Texas
, originated as part of the Army's Field Service School
at Carlisle Barracks
, Pennsylvania. It moved to Fort Sam Houston in 1946.
features the history of the Army Medical Department
from 1775 to the present, as well as medical contributions of the Army during times of peace
. General areas covered are significant historical events, scientific and technological advances, development of the medical field service and contributions of key officers and enlisted personnel. Audio-visual presentations introduce the history of the Department. Two large galleries house the medical equipment, uniforms
and artwork that make up the museum's exhibits. Museum holdings include material on medical personnel, POWs
in World War II
's Pacific Theater
, unit insignia and archival documents and photographs.
The museum has been chosen to preserve historic artifacts from . BRAC 2005 resulted in transferred of Corps School from Chicago to the Medical Education and Training Campus
(METC), also located on Fort Sam Houston.
Specific displays of interest include: