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MelnickMedicalMuseum

  • I believe that nurses used items such as sandbags and pillows to prop up a patient's arms and legs in different positions while they were in the Iron Lung. In the 1950s when this Iron Lung was used, the square port at the bottom would have been used for a bedpan.

    The Iron Lung

    • 2 years ago
    • 33,798 views
    Learn all about the Iron Lung! This is an Emerson negative pressure ventilator from the early 1960s. Learn about its history, see how it works, and hear it run.
  • This video is not intended to provide treatment for anyone. It is an example of how tapeworms were treated in the 19th century. It is not meant to help treat tapeworms today. The Rose Melnick Medical Museum makes no claims that this treatment is effective.

    19th Century Tapeworm Remedy

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,055 views
    THIS VIDEO IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR TAPEWORMS TODAY. The Rose Melnick Medical Museum makes no claims that this treatment was or is effective. Until the late 19th century most medic...
  • Respiratory Care Artifacts

    • 1 year ago
    • 469 views
    This video features a breathing test from the 1940s called a Jones Motor Basal respirometer and a device used to treat tuberculosis by collapsing a lung.
  • Blood Letting Tools

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,961 views
    Blood letting was a common medical treatment for many centuries. Learn why and how doctor's did it. This video includes instruments such as a fleam, lancet, and scarificator.
  • Wooden X-Ray Machine

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,256 views
    Learn all about this wooden x-ray machine made in 1929! Its a "Ventil Diax" manufactured by the Koch & Sterzel Company out of Dresden, Germany. Did you know it could also be used as a fluoroscope? ...
  • Amputation Kits

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,014 views
    Learn about 19th century amputation kits!
  • QR Codes and the Voices of History

    • 2 years ago
    • 482 views
    Learn about medical history using QR codes! Listen to doctors and nurses talk about how medicine has changed from the 1920s to today.
  • Medical History of the Mahoning Valley

    • 3 years ago
    • 362 views
    This video describes the medical history of the Mahoning Valley (OH) from 1800 to 1960 using exhibits and artifacts from the Melnick Medical Museum. It was made in partnership with the Mahoning Val...
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