Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880–1930

Throughout medical history, the practice of dissection has been controversial. During some periods of history it was distasteful or even illegal. At other times it served as the cornerstone of anatomy classes. Public opinion and differences in religious beliefs often meant that some cultures accepted the practice while others did not. The Dittrick Medical History […]

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Nurses Appreciation Day

Youngstown State University, Maag Library, and the Rose Melnick Medical Museum would like to invite all local nursing students, practicing nurses, and retired nurses to a morning of recognition on Friday, May 8th. The event will be held at the Melnick Medical Museum starting at 8:30 am. The event will include several speakers, a light […]

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Medical library being cataloged!

The Rose Melnick Medical Museum is excited to annouce the beginning of a library cataloging project. We are in the process of creating catalog records for the hundeds of books and periodicals in our medical library collection. These records will be available in Youngstown State University’s Maagnet catalog and on the OhioLink catalog. These catalog […]

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Physical vs. technological diagnosis

In modern medicine, physicians are greatly aided in diagnosis by new machines and technology. Undoubtedly these devices provide more accurate and detailed information than the old, low-tech methods, which usually leads to better treatment for the patient. However, some vestiges of the old methods are still in use and still provide valuable information for a […]

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