How Medicine Became Modern: A Humanities Perspective

August 1st, 2015 - July 31st, 2017 | PROJECT

This will be a dynamic digital wall that will allow visitors to interact with three-dimensional, high-resolution images of historic artifacts that mark transformative moments from the American medical past. These artifacts will respond to the user’s touch, turning, opening, and -- when activated -- enlarging to provide stories, exciting events and contexts, and digitized film and audio. Each of these objects will connect the viewer to additional objects and the stories they tell about how doctors, patients, innovators, philanthropists, and the wider community came together to make medicine modern in the United States. The interactive display will demonstrate how medical innovations forever altered the American experience of health and medicine.

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Team Members

James Edmonson, Principal Investigator, Case Western Reserve University


Funding Source: NEH
Funding Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Award Number: GI-230706-15
Funding Amount: $399,735


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Health and medicine | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections