of Contraception Gallery is closed for renovation
A new and greatly expanded exhibit will open in the Summer
The museum has acquired the Percy Skuy
Collection on the History of Contraception, the world's
most comprehensive collection of historical contraceptive
devices, numbering over 650 artifacts.
The Dittrick Medical History Center is dedicated to the
study of the medical past through a distinguished collection
of rare books, museum artifacts, archives, and images.
Artifacts: 75,000 artifacts with large collections
relating to microscopy and surgical instrumentation, and
Medical Archives: holdings include the papers of
local medical societies and health care institutions,
including medical schools, and hospitals. The papers of
individual physicians and others in the health sciences
professions are also found in the Archives. All of this
material is freely available for research and scholarship.
Rare Books Collection: 60,000 books covering medicine
and science and to make up the Library's rare book collection.
These books date from the late 14th-century into the 20th-century.
Image Collection: This collection contains several
thousand images in all media and is often used to provide
illustrations for lectures, books and exhibits.
Dittrick Museum is located on the third floor of the Allen
Memorial Medical Library at the corner of Euclid Avenue
& Adelbert Road
11000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-1714
to museum collections is by appointment only
Tel.: 216.368.3648 | Fax: 216.368.0165