“bizarre, funny, and baffling”
The Dittrick Medical History Center is part of Case Western University and is comprised of the museum, archives, and collections of rare books, artifacts, and images. From the bizarre, funny, and baffling the collections span centuries in the helpful, and misguided understandings of early medicine. Internationally notable collections at the Dittrick include endoscopy, medical images, and contraception. Rare illustrations and books include Freud, Darwin, dermatology, obstetrics, surgery, and anatomy, as well as the library of Nicolas Pol, Renaissance physician to the Holy Roman Emperor. The museum is free and open M-F 9am to 5pm.
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Dittrick Museum of Medical History
- Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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