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National Museum of Health and Medicine
Macabre exhibits galore pack this Department of Defense–run museum. The stomach-shaped hairball leaves a lasting impression (a 12-year-old girl ate THAT?), as does the megacolon (use your imagination). The showpiece is the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln, encased alongside bits of his skull. The museum is located at Fort Detrick's Forest Glen Annex. That's officially out of the District, but just over the border in Silver Spring, MD.
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