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 of patients in respirators, many in Iron Lungs. The photographs range from 1930 to 1959, when polio was at its peak in the United States and respirators were just coming into use. Most of the photographs will be accompanied by their original captions in the exhibit.
The photographs were loaned to the museum by Steve DeGenaro, a YSU graduate of the Respiratory Care program who collects historical medical photography and lives in Poland, OH.
Admission to the museum and the special exhibit is free.