I've been doing some research on medicinal alcohol for a new exhibit and came across the data for this graph- I was surprised to see the huge fluctuation in the amount of beer consumed by Americans (yellow line), and also the sharp decrease in total alcohol consumed (red line) in the 1830s. What was… Continue reading Drinking patterns in America
The replica Iron Lung is finally here! This custom-made Iron Lung was created so that visitors can actually go *inside* an Iron Lung and experience what it felt like to be encased in the bright yellow chamber. Polio victims would have lived like this for weeks- or even years! It has a bed that slides… Continue reading Its here!
“Life in the Lung” photo exhibit
The Rose Melnick Medical Museum will host a new temporary exhibit called "Life in the Lung" from Friday, July 6th to Friday, August 17th. The museum will hold special weekend hours for Summer Festival of the Arts. Saturday, July 7th: 10am to 7pm Sunday, July 8th: 11am to 5pm The exhibit will feature 20 photographs… Continue reading “Life in the Lung” photo exhibit
Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A history of contraception in America
On Monday, March 26th the Rose Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to present Jim Edmonson, curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center, for a presentation on their newest exhibit- "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A history of contraception in America." This exhibit presents a multifaceted look at the issue of contraception, through a wide range of… Continue reading Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A history of contraception in America