Here we present material from a Dittrick Museum digital exhibit--Photographing Dermatology: The collections of Dr William Thomas Corlett (1854–1948).
William Thomas Corlett was born in Orange, Ohio and educated at Oberlin College from 1870 to 1873. He studied medicine at the medical department of the University of Wooster (forerunner of the College of Wooster), graduating in 1877. After teaching at Wooster for two years he traveled to London and Paris to study skin diseases and later become a Fellow of the London Royal College of Physicians. Corlett returned to Cleveland in 1882 and was appointed lecturer, then Professor of Skin...
Did you know that Dittrick has digital exhibits? Our website hosts several "online" exhibits, guest-written by talented people. Today, I will be presenting from "Small Pox: A city on the edge of Disaster," written by Patsy Gerstner, PhD. The full online exhibit may be found on the Dittrick website, under online exhibits.
...In the early years of the 20th century, the city of Cleveland experienced a major outbreak of smallpox. This epidemic brought the city to the edge of disaster in 1902. Only a program of community-wide vaccination halted the spread of this dreaded infectious disease. This was not...
Today, we would like to share a bit of history-wow. It's a short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of New York, Boston, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore from the early 1900s and brought them to life. Read more about the film here, or visit Zakharov's site.