Category:Science and Medicine

From Ohio History Central

For two hundred years, Ohioans have been at the forefront of scientific and medical advances. During the 1830s and 1840s, Dr. William Awl convinced the Ohio legislature to establish a school for the blind and a hospital for the mentally ill. In 1921, the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's leading hospitals, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio. At the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, Ohio scientists and inventors played leading roles in the development of automobiles and airplanes, not to mention numerous other technologies and products. During World War II, Ohio scientists developed portions of the atomic bomb, which helped the United States of America defeat Japan. Thomas Alva Edison, the Wright brothers, and thousands more Ohioans have dramatically improved the lives of all people.


To learn more about Ohioans' contributions to science and medicine, please browse these entries at your leisure.