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Edmond Lynch was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He left high school to take care of his family’s needs, but returned and graduated in 1941. He enrolled in the Johns Hopkins School of Radiologic Technology in July, 1941. Upon graduation in April, 1942, Lynch joined the U.S. Army’s Johns Hopkins Hospital 18th General Hospital Unit. He attained the rank of Technical Sergeant in X-ray technology and worked under the direction of Col. Webster H. Brown, M.D., Radiologist- in- Chief. After an honorable discharge from the Army, Lynch returned to the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a staff x-ray technologist and instructor in the Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology. In 1946 he joined the private practice of Dr. Webster Brown at 11 E. Biddle Street as a technician and as an instructor in x-ray technology. Lynch made many contributions to the field of x-ray technology including barium drinking devices and a special lift for stretcher patients known as the Lepley lift. He was an active member of the American Society of X-ray technologists for the State of Maryland and he was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1981. In retirement, Lynch worked part-time at Sinai Hospital and taught at the Sinai School of Radiology Technology.

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The Edmond Lynch Collection consists of papers, scrapbooks, photographs and books related to his career as a radiologic technician. The collection is particularly strong in photographs and memoriabilia of Lynch’s service with the Johns Hopkins General Hospital Unit 18. Outlines of class lectures, teaching aides, books and journals he used while teaching at the Sinai School of Radiologic Technology are also a major part of the collection.

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