Artificial Kidney Machine Donation to NMAH

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Presentation of an artificial kidney machine to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) on June 24, 1968. Museum director Frank A. Taylor stands at left, curator Silvio A. Bedini stands at center, and Assistant Secretary Sidney R. Galler stands at right. The presentation ceremony takes place in the Presidential Reception Suite of the History and Technology Building.


  • Bedini, Silvio A
  • Galler, Sidney Roland
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 9, Folder: Artificial kidney presentation

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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