The Museum and Center will be closing at 3:00pm Wednesday, November 21st. Closed November 22nd through November 24th (2018) and December 22nd through Jan.1st (2019). Wishing everyone a warm and happy holiday season!
The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that a Search Committee, chaired by Alan J. Rocke (Distinguished University Professor and Emeritus Professor of History at CWRU), recently fulfilled its charge of recommending to Dean Cyrus Taylor a candidate for Chief Curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum. Dean Taylor accepted the Search Committee’s recommendation after a personal on campus interview, and offered the position to Dr. Amanda L. Mahoney. Dr. Mahoney accepted the invitation and will begin at the Dittrick on December 3, 2018.
Dr. Amanda L. Mahoney brings to the Dittrick ample hands-on museum...
Reprinted from the Cleveland Medical Library Association Newsletter
This will be my last CMLA Newsletter, as I will be retiring as Chief Curator effective September 30. It’s a bittersweet moment for me, as I have been most fortunate in finding a home at the Dittrick in 1981 (egads!). But I felt that it was time to hand the reins over to a new generation. I like to think that I‘m going out on top, having just recently developed a 21st century interactive exhibition, How Medicine Became Modern. I have been helped in that and in all other of our endeavors...
Hidden in plain view: Discovering the work of a 16th-century anatomist hidden in the historiated initials of Andreas Vesalius—Surprising images of the healing, stealing, dissecting, and vivisecting of bodies. Presented by Dr. Douglas J. Lanska
De humani corporis fabrica of 1543, by the Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius, threw Renaissance anatomy into a tumultuous chaos, and ultimately overturned Galenic doctrines that had survived from the 2nd century—over 1300 years! The sublime anatomical figures of Fabrica are today widely recognized and admired. But few among us have given much notice to the historiated initials, the large blocked letters of the alphabet featured at...