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Dittrick Medical History Center

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A Fascinating and Unusual Museum

What a fascinating little place! And it's free! The exhibits covering the history of contraception were fascinating. Who knew women used herbs and lemons? We were there about 1.5... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Manchester, Conn.
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Manchester, Conn.
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What a fascinating little place! And it's free! The exhibits covering the history of contraception were fascinating. Who knew women used herbs and lemons? We were there about 1.5 hours and could have spent another hour if we hadn't been overtired from visits to other museums. I checked the website before our trip so we had no trouble finding the... More 

Thank SluggoW
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Impressive collection. I've gone to medical museums in Belgium and Williamsburg and this was better than both. I went to another one that was more comprehensive in hs but this one is pretty great especially since it's off the beaten path. I was a fellow at case and didn't even know about it my bf found it when visiting me.... More 

Thank caitlyn m
Macedonia, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

I like the historical value of the items on display. It is like no other museum you will ever visit. I learned more that I ever thought I would about medical stuff I never thought about. I went with a grown up friend who was into this sort of different more cerebral presentation. This might be a best kept secret... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Excellent display on contraception throughout the ages. Many medical instruments and artifacts on display. Interesting collection of venereal disease posters from the mid-20th century.

Thank Evelyn G
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

small, yet interesting museum, some neat old medical equipment on display. the history of medicine and medical procedures is documented.

Thank jlantern3
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Lots of medical culture in so little space!!! we can see the evolution of the clincal exam and it´s instruments, the evolutions of the thinkg of germs and how it changed the mind and offices of the physicians... If you have any interest in medicine and it history worth a visit!

1 Thank Daniobadia
Columbia Falls, Maine
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

It's mostly a lot of instruments from the early days of medicine, stories of medical advancements and the people that led them. I think i enjoyed it more than my boyfriend did, im a little more into the medical stuff than he is, okay alot more lol It was very cool but, not so easy to find, unless you ask... More 

2 Thank redwolfgirl9
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

A well curated exhibit of medical history. Features contraception and obstetrics. A definite must see for anyone who's in Cleveland.

1 Thank breathe000relax
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I thought the Dittrick Museum was very interesting. The highlight of their collection seems to be birth control artifacts but they have a lot of other displays, such as a collection of historical microscopes, an infant-sized iron lung from the days of polio, early x-ray equipment and old anatomical models. I was delayed getting to the museum and I didn't... More 

1 Thank Gordon175
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

As a doctor I found much more of it interesting than others might, but there was enough to make this an interesting 2nd or 3rd day attraction for an hour or so. I found the history of contraception both interesting and humorous. I have to credit women with bigger $*^!s than I have considering some of the things they did... More 

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