This week, I've been preparing to exhibit a few items from our hearing aid collection. In my research, I found it very interesting (yet logical) that technological developments in this field were closely related to the telephone, microphone, and radio. I visited the Kenneth W. Berger Hearing Aid Museum at Kent State University to learn… Continue reading Say what?
The Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to host another banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in… Continue reading Today’s African American mentors in surgery
The Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to host a banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine called "Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The exhibit examines the interesting subject of "nervous exhaustion" and the Rest Cure during the late 1800s. It is on display in the Cushwa Hall cafe until… Continue reading Debating women’s “nervous temperament” in the 1890s
The Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to host another banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine called Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. This exhibit highlights the contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers, which has often been overlooked. This exhibit looks at the men and women… Continue reading Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries
Last week I installed the first exhibits in the lower level of Cushwa Hall near the auditoriums. This is a busy hallway and I noticed many students looking at the displays as soon as I finished them. I am very excited to have these spaces to feature cool stuff from the museum's collection. In the… Continue reading New exhibits in Cushwa Hall
The first of the new display cases in Cushwa Hall were filled this morning! After a new paint job and a good cleaning, the display cases looked good in their new location. This is the main entrance to the College of Health and Human Services from Lincoln Avenue. During class changes, this hallway is pretty… Continue reading First items displayed in Cushwa Hall