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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. | Saturdays (after Labor Day): 12:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Website http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/museum

The Dittrick Medical History Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, is dedicated to researching the history of medicine through a rich collection of rare books, artifacts, archives, and images. Originally part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association, established in 1894, it now operates as an interdisciplinary study center. Open to both the public and the university community, it houses a museum, archive, artifact collection, and image collection. The center explores the evolving understanding of health and medicine throughout history, using each artifact as a window into the stories of individuals, healers, patients, and society at large.


Free and open to the public. The galleries are a self-guided experience. We are not scheduling tours at this time.


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

The building and Museum are wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Adelbert Rd. side of the building.


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...

Parks & Gardens

1. Fine Arts Garden (Wade Lagoon)

5 minute walk
Adjoining the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Garden features the...

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

3 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. Melt University

6 minute walk
Acclaimed restaurant proprietor Matt Fish has opened a new quick-service...

2. Michelson and Morley

6 minute walk
This restaurant on Case's campus honors the Michelson-Morley experiment ...

3. The Jolly Scholar

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

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