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Behind the Scenes: The National Trachoma Service

eye have itIn this new series Behind the Scenes, from Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye, we’ll examine curious medical objects in the museum’s storage cabinets.

If you’re interested in medical oddities, you’ll want to join Museum Director Jenny Benjamin for the launch of Behind the Scenes. In this new series, we’ll examine curious medical objects in the museum’s storage cabinets. The first episode will feature a rare set of glass propaganda teaching slides prepared by the National Trachoma Service. Trachoma is a bacterial infection that attacks the eyes and has been documented for thousands of years. Learn about the trachoma epidemic in the United States between 1912 and 1924, and its parallels to our current health crisis the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye™ is the world’s only free, public museum dedicated to the fascinating science of sight. Look through the pupil of an enormous eye, explore interactive displays and try on a virtual reality headset to see how new technology can impact medicine. Through high-tech exhibits and a renowned collection of ophthalmic artifacts, you’ll discover surprising facts about how your vision works and the field of medicine devoted to protecting it.

Please note that the live event's Zoom link will be provided after your registration is complete.

Wednesday, 11/18/20


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