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Dittrick Medical History Center

  • Address 11000 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Phone (216) 368-3648
  • Hours Friday: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Website http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/

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. The Center originated as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association (est. 1894) and today functions as an interdisciplinary study center within the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University.

The Dittrick Medical History Center welcomes the public, as well as the university community. A museum, archive, artifact collection and image collection. The Dittrick Center embraces the experience of individuals and society as they grappled with changing conceptions of health and medicine. Every artifact opens a door to unique stories, about patients, healers, and community.


Free and open to the public.


Visitor parking is available in the attended garage (Lot 29) under Severance Hall enter off East Blvd. (11172 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106).


Museums & Galleries

Music, Performance & Film

1. Severance Music Center (The Cleveland Orchestra)

3 minute walk
Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland O...

Universities & Libraries

1. Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

4 minute walk
Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching a...

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

< 1 minute walk
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland&r...

2. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

4 minute walk
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the flagship facility o...

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland Orchestra Store

3 minute walk
The Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall features clothing, jewel...


1. Dunkin' Donuts

6 minute walk
NOW OPEN. Sip into Dunkin’ Donuts and enjoy America’s favor...

2. Severance Restaurant

3 minute walk
Modern American cuisine & cocktails offered in the refined, historic...

3. The Jolly Scholar

1 minute walk
Sports bar, grill, and diner fare.

4. Pearl's Kitchen at CWRU

6 minute walk
At PK's, we desire to create inspired comfort food. We have a full-flavo...

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