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Dittrick Museum of Medical History

The Dittrick Medical History Center welcomes the public, as well as the university community. A museum, archive, and collection of rare books, artifacts, and images, the Dittrick embraces the experience of individuals and society as they grappled with changing conceptions of health and medicine. Every artifact opens a door to unique stories, about patients, healers, and community. Read more about the museum and all that we have to offer here. Come learn about how medicine became modern!





New exhibit opening, “At last we were at war: Lakeside Unit in World War One”

Date posted: May 23rd, 2017

Cleveland’s Lakeside Unit, led by Dr. George W. Crile, arrived in Rouen, France on May 22, 1917, the first US medical unit to serve upon US entry in World War I.  This exhibit chronicles the Unit’s service, from its organization in 1914 through Armistice Day in 1919, featuring original images and documents from collections at the Dittrick Medical History Center of Case Western Reserve University. Exhibit runs June 1st through September 21st. […Read more]

Registration is now open for Oct 13-14, 2017, Symposium: Technology in Museums and Education

Date posted: May 22nd, 2017

The Symposium will mark the official Grand Opening of the How Medicine Became Modern digital exhibition wall, a touch-screen interactive that previews the collection through stories and images. We will open the Symposium with a lecture by Simon Chaplin, Director of Society and Culture at the Wellcome Trust, speaking on the impact of digital technology on museums and libraries. The Symposium will begin the following day, with morning talks dedicated to the use of digitization and interactives at the Dittrick Museum, […Read more]

Dittrick Museum of Medical History Spotlights Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ First Century

Date posted: May 17th, 2017

Centennial of the Dietetics Profession: New Exhibit at Dittrick Museum
of Medical History Spotlights Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ First Century

CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917. To commemorate the Academy’s centennial, a new exhibit at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History at Case Western Reserve University vividly depicts the Academy’s century of bringing nutrition and health to the public, […Read more]


New Museum hours

Come in to the museum and check out our ever evolving exhibits. We have some new sections concerning public health, food, milk and water in Cleveland.
The Dittrick Museum has recently extended hours:

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Monday and Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm