Melnick Medical Museum—Cultivating an Interest in Medicine and Promoting Medical History


We recently became aware of this wonderful medical museum at Youngstown State University—the Rose Melnick Medical Museum.

The Rose Melnick Medical Museum was founded in 1985 by Youngstown radiologist Dr. John C. Melnick. It was Dr. Melnick’s dream to create a museum that would cultivate an interest in medicine and promote medical history among students, physicians, and the general public of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. With the grand opening of the Museum on October 15, 2001, his dream became a reality.

The Museum is named in honor of Dr. Melnick’s mother, Rose Melnick, who inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. The Museum houses thousands of medical artifacts consisting of instruments and equipment which document the history of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing with a local focus.

The Museum displays permanent and changing exhibits on the history of medicine and offers lectures on various historical medical topics.

Learn more.