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H. Hanford Hopkins, IV, was born in New Market, Maryland. He received his A.B. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1923 and his M.D. from the school of medicine in 1927. He practiced dermatology for over fifty years, served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and was a visiting physician at five Baltimore area hospitals. In 1967, Hopkins was named associate professor emeritus of medicine. He authored numerous papers on skin problems and did extensive research on syphilis.

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The H. Hanford Hopkins, IV, Collection documents four generations of Maryland physicians. It contains a ledger of patient accounts (1892-1912) from Frederick County, Maryland, kept by Hopkins’ grandfather; Hopkins’ notes from his first year as a medical student at Johns Hopkins (1923-24); a manuscript by Hopkins on The History of Dermatology in Baltimore, along with research notes for the project (1982); and genealogical materials, including a manuscript entitled The Hopkins Family of Penna and Devon, England, and photographs of four generations of Drs. Howard Hanford Hopkins. The collection also contains instruments used by Hopkins.

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