Dr. John C. Melnick was interested in local medical history; as a result, he began collecting medical artifacts in 1972. He wanted to create a museum that would cultivate an interest in medicine and promote medical history. His collection of artifacts came to Youngstown State University in 1997, and the museum opened in 2001
Ohio Academy of Medical History
Digital Services Department, Wright State University Libraries
(2012). Rose Melnick Medical Museum: Past, Present, and Future. .