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Museum Exhibits

The Clendening History of Medicine Museum regularly features exhibits in the Clendening Foyer (Robinson 1000) from the Clendening's artifact and rare book collections, as well as hosting collaborative exhibits highlighting KUMC landmarks and anniversary celebrations.

Recent exhibits, often developed in partnership with the KUMC Archives, include: the history of anesthesia in Kansas, the integration of the KU School of Medicine, a display of works by disabled artists from the region, a showcase of caricatures by KUMC students and graduates, the scientific context behind Frankenstein, the discovery of an unusual cancer treatment in a Kansas bootlegger's tunnel, a look at the Kansas doctor’s black bag through time, the military uniforms of an accomplished alumnus, and highlights from the collection.

Current Exhibitions:

  • Beyond Angels of Mercy: Florence Nightingale and the Evolution of the Nursing Uniform (Clendening Foyer, 1st Floor Robinson, June 6, 2023-May 24, 2024)
  • Highlights from the Bradley Smith Patent Medicine Collection (Anesthesia Department Office, Sudler, 2nd Floor)

For more information about the museum, please contact:

Jamie Rees
Manager of Historical Collections
(913) 588-7087

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
History and Philosophy of Medicine

Mail Stop 1025
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Tel: 913-588-7098 | Fax: 913-588-7060