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Daniel C. Darrow was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1916 and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1920. He was an assistant in pathology at the school of medicine from 1920 to 1922, then interned at New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. After his residency at the Boston City Hospital Pediatric Service, Darrow served on the medical school faculties of Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, and the University of Kansas. In 1962, he became the director of research at the Babies Hospital Research Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the Duke University Medical School. From 1962 to 1965, Darrow was a visiting lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Known as an authority on children’s dehydration, shock, and diarrhea, he conducted research into salt deprivation, fluid balance, protein deficiencies, and potassium deficiencies in various diseases of children.

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The Daniel C. Darrow Collection spans his entire professional career. It consists of two bound volumes of Darrow’s published papers; biographical material; sympathy letters written to his wife, Louise de Schweinitz, after his death; and photographs.

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