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Dittrick Medical History Center’s Amanda Mahoney shares some of the COVID-19 exhibits and medical disposables of the past

Museums launch COVID-19 exhibits: Virus-shaped piñatas, ‘happy hour’ masks

Wall Street Journal: Amanda Mahoney, chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center, discussed some of the exhibits and medical disposables of the past—related to pandemics of another era—at the museum. She’s said she’s weighing whether to add to the collection—either a pristine N95 mask or one that a nurse had kept in her locker. “It’s better from a preservation standpoint to collect unused items such as nasal swabs, but then we lose the personal connection,” she said.