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Health and Medicine

Medical philanthropy is at once an intensely personal and inherently global cause.

The National Museum of American History’s collections and programs offer windows onto Americans’ experiences in giving for medicine since the late 1700s.

2015 Theme: Launch of the Philanthropy Initiative

Caption: Clockwise from top right: Bill Gates; Nina Easton, Melinda Gates, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn; Henry Timms, Premal Shah, Diana Morris, David J. Skorton, Carka Hayden, Sarah Hemminger. Photos courtesy of the National Museum of American History. 

2019 Theme: Health and Medicine

Power of Giving 2019
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