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James Milton Edmonson

James Milton Edmonson, museum director. Smithsonian Institution Research fellow, National Museum American History, 1988, F.C. Clark Wood fellow, College Physicians Philadelphia, 1990, Wellcome Museum fellow, Science Museum, London, 1992.

Background

  • Edmonson, James Milton was born on February 12, 1951.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, College Wooster, 1973. Master of Arts in History of Technology, University Delaware, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in History of Technology, University Delaware, 1981.

    Career

    • Intern, part time guide Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, 1974—1980, assistant to director, 1980. Associate curator Dittrick Medical History Center (formerly Dittrick Museum Medical History), Case Western University, 1981, curator, 1982—1998, chief curator, since 1999. Adjunct assistan professor, history department Case Western Reserve University, 1981—1998, faculty, School Medicine, since 1988, adjunct associate professor, history department, since 1998.

    Works

    • Author: (books) Nineteenth Century Surgical Instruments: A Catalogue of the Gustav Weber Collection at the Howard Dittrick Museum of Historical Medicine, 1986, American Surgical Instruments: The History of Their Manufacture and a Directory of Instrument Makers to 1990, 1997. Member board editors: Caduceus: A Humanities Journal for Medicine and Health Sciences, 1987-1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Faculty advisor Case Western Reserve University Soccer Team. Member of Medical Collectors Association, Northeast Ohio Inter-Museum Council (delegate since 1981, trustee 1984-1986, since 2000), Ohio Academy Medical History (vice president 1997-1999, president 1999—2001), Handerson Medical History Society (secretary-treasurer since 1981, president 1994-1996), Society for History of Technology, European Association Museum of the History of Medical Sciences (adjunct secretary general since 2004, American liaison), American Association for History of Medicine (member publications committee 1991-1995, council member since 2006), International Council on Museum, University Museum and Collections, Medical Museum Association (membership secretary 1985-1992, co-founder 1986, vice president 1987-1989, president 1989-1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Antiques, squash.

    Connections

    • Married Christine Edmonson. Children: Jack, Patty.
    • spouse: Christine Edmonson
    • children: Jack Edmonson
    • Patty Edmonson
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    Born February 12, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      College Wooster
    • 1976
      University Del.
    • 1981
      University Del.
    • 1974 - 1980
      Intern
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1981
      associate, curator Dittrick Medical History Center (formerly Dittrick Museum Medical History)
    • 1982 - 1998
      associate, curator Dittrick Medical History Center (formerly Dittrick Museum Medical History)
    • 1999
      associate, curator Dittrick Medical History Center (formerly Dittrick Museum Medical History)