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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!




Dittrick to host International Society for the History of Neurosciences

Date posted: April 4th, 2018

On June 19-23, 2018 the Dittrick will host the 23rd Congress of the International Society for the History of Neurosciences (ISHN; est. 1995). This came about through the current ISHN President, Douglas Lanska, who did his neurology residency and fellowship in Cleveland in the 1980s. …Read more.

Dittrick Museum write up in Smart Business Cleveland Magazine

Date posted: December 21st, 2017

In the December issue of Smart Business Cleveland the Museum is the subject of the Uniquely Cleveland Feature. Chief Curator Jim Edmonson discusses the Museum’s evolution and new exhibits. See: Smart_Business_Cleveland_Dec_2017-sm …Read more.


Limited hours September 17th -21st

The Dittrick Museum will be open 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

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.

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm


Page last modified: April 19, 2018