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About the 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. Come learn about how medicine became modern!

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Breathing Easier: the History and Technologies of Respiratory Care

Date posted: March 27th, 2017

To mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Respiratory Care, the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum presents objects from its museum collection relating to treatment of breathing difficulties ranging from emphysema to asthma. …Read more.

The 18th European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences biennial Congress

Date posted: November 22nd, 2016

The 18th European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences biennial Congress occurred in Groningen (the Netherlands), September 28th – September 30th 2016, jointly hosted between the University museum, University of Groningen and the University Medical Centre Groningen. …Read more.

Highlights

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. In February a new exhibit “Willingness to Bear Suffering: the adverse effects of tight lacing” will be on display in our Castele Gallery (February 6th through March 24th).
The Dittrick Museum has recently expanded 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

Page last modified: March 27, 2017