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C. Lockard Conley
by Dean M. Larson
Creator: Conley, C. Lockard (1915 - 2010) Collection Date: 1950 - 1980 Extent: 10.5 cubic feet (11 boxes)
C. Lockard Conley was born in Baltimore. He received his A.B. in 1935 from the Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. in 1940 from Columbia University. Conley completed a medical internship at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital before entering the Army Air Force (1942-1945) and was discharged with the rank of major. He came to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1946 as an Emanuel Libman Fellow and Assistant in Medicine. The following year, Conley was appointed instructor in medicine, chief of the clinical microscopy division (later called the hematology division) in the department of medicine and physician in charge, hematology clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was promoted to professor of medicine in 1956. He served as director of the division of hematology until 1980. In 1980, Conley was appointed Distinguished Senior Clinician to the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore. Conley’s research focused on blood coagulation, blood platelets, hemorrhagic diseases and hemoglobins, including sickle cell anemia. He also contributed to the development of therapy for vitamin B12 deficiency. Conley was a member of numerous scientific organizations including the American College of Physicians, Maryland Chapter, who present an annual C. Lockard Conley award for contributions to resident physician education and research. Conley was president of the American Society of Hematology, 1976-1977.
The C. Lockard Conley Collection spans his entire career at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The collection includes professional/collegial correspondence, topical institutional/association correspondence including some grant related material. Also included are materials related to the hematology division, committees and other reports, Topics in Clinical Medicine, a scrapbook and photos about the Osler Symposium on Hematology held in 1976, programs and memorabilia.
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