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Friends of the Dittrick

Explorations: A Series of Informal Presentations for our Members, September 16th, 2014
Jim Edmonson (Chief Curator) presented Exploring Blaufox Hall
Photos by Frank Lanza

The Dittrick is supported in part by our Friends group.

Friends receive the following benefits:

  • The newsletter of the Cleveland Medical Library Association, issued twice a year and includes information of interest about the Dittrick’s activities.
  • Announcements of all meetings, programs, and special exhibits.
  • Invitations to members only events and receptions.


  • Student (valid ID required): $10 annually
  • Associate Friend: $30 annually
  • Friend $55 annually
  • Sustaining Friend: $100 annually

To join Friends, submit the 2014-2015 Friends-Membership-Form
For more information call (216) 368- 3648, or E-mail: jennifer.nieves@case.edu

JOIN NOW at the $55 Friend level and receive a free copy of:

Image of Medical Museums BookMedical Museums: Past, Present, Future

Notable recognition of our endeavors came this past May with the publication of Medical Museums: Past, Present, Future by the Royal College of Surgeons. This landmark publication takes stock of today’s medical museums (including a chapter on our own), and ponders where they are headed. This book is not available from Amazon.com, but we do have copies here and are offering it as a special bonus to new and renewing Friends members this year. Your support goes towards the cost of hosting our events and programs, and is sincerely appreciated.

We have greatly expanded our events this year. Our two endowed lecture series, the Skuy Lecture and the Zverina Lecture, brought in two diverse and talented speakers. We hope you will join us this coming year, as we have an exciting series of exhibits and lectures in store. The next issue of the Cleveland Medical Library Association Newsletter, which will be included with Friends memberships, will provide more details on the Dittrick series and the upcoming 2014 Zverina Lecture. We look forward to seeing you then!

A special thank you to our loyal Friends, we truly appreciate your support!