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Carl R. Meloy was born in Selina, Ohio. He received an A.B. from Wittenberg College in 1902. He enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and earned an M.D. in 1906. Meloy was an instructor of Pathology-Bacteriology at the University of Virginia for one year before returning to The Johns Hopkins Hospital as an assistant pathologist. He was appointed adjunct professor of pathology and bacteriology at the University of Virginia in 1908. In 1910, Meloy became director of laboratories at Detroit General Hospital. At his death in 1921, he was pathologist to the Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

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The Carl R. Meloy Collection consists of photographs from Meloy’s time as a student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a reprint and three letters, two of which were written when Meloy was a medical student. One letter is particularly noteworthy in its description of Osler’s commencement address at McCoy Hall in 1904, referenced in the letter as “Osler Day”.

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