The 2012 Spring/Summer Issue of the Henry R. Winkler Center Newsletter is Now Available

The Winkler Center is a medical archive, library, and exhibit facility that encourages visitors and researchers to explore Cincinnati’s rich medical history. The Winkler Center newsletter is published semi-annually, and is available at the Winkler Center’s website.

Spring/Summer Issue

This issue takes a look at the Winkler Center’s Mussey Collection. Five thousand mostly pre-1860 medical books, journals, and pamphlets make up the Mussey Collection. Rueben Diamond Mussey, MD, LLD was a professor of surgery at the Medical College of Ohio in Cincinnati, the chair of surgery at Miami Medical College, and the founding president of the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine. The Mussey Collection was his personal medical library.  It is a rare example of a virtually intact early- to mid-19th century medical library.  For more information, visit the collection’s website.

In another article, “The Role of the History of Medicine in Today’s Medical School Curriculum,” Philip M. Diller, MD, PhD looks at how history is an important part of studying and practicing medicine. Dr. Diller is a Fred Lazarus, Jr. Endowed Professor and Chairman with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and a member of the Winkler Center’s Advisory Board.

Also included are updates on the Albert B. Sabin archive digitization project and the processing of the Henry J. Heimlich archive.

The Winkler Center’s most recent benefactors are acknowledged.   For information about becoming a supporter, please contact Margaret W. Wolf, Director of Development, at (513)556-0055 or

Contact the Winkler Center at (513)558-5120 or if you would like to receive future newsletters.

The Latest News from the Winkler Center

By: Natalie Grieszmer, Winkler Center Associate

The Henry R. Winkler Center publishes a newsletter twice a year, updating you on what is new (or in some cases very old!) and exciting in Cincinnati’s medical history. The Winkler Center Newsletter is available in print and on the web at:

Dr. Albert B. Sabin

Some highlights from this edition are a profile of Dr. Leon Goldman, a native Cincinnatian who is known as the “Father of Laser Medicine.”  Dr. Goldman’s archives, as well as his Medicine in Art Collection can be viewed at the Winkler Center.  There’s also an update on the work being done with Albert B. Sabin’s collection of correspondence and photographs, as well as Dr. Henry J. Heimlich’s archives. 

Another highlight in this edition is the annual Cecil Striker Society lecture that took place in May.  The topic dealt with military medicine in WWII, with a focus on the UC-staffed 25th General Hospital.  To view this lecture and find out more information about this topic, go to:

So once again, the Winkler Center Newsletter is available in print on request (513-558-5120 or and on the web at: