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Joseph Colt Bloodgood was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1888 and his M.D. in 1891 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he came to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an assistant resident surgeon and remained on the faculty throughout his entire career. At the time of his death, he was a clinical professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, while also serving as chief surgeon at St. Agnes Hospital in West Baltimore. Bloodgood distinguished himself in the field of surgical pathology, making important contributions early in his career in the area of bone pathology, particularly malignant tumors of the bone. He later turned his attention to cancer prevention and became a national leader in the movement to educate the public about cancer prevention, treatment, and research.

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The Joseph Colt Bloodgood Collection spans much of his career at Johns Hopkins. It consists of five volumes of his writings, speeches, and reprints. Additional Bloodgood correspondence can be found in his biographical file.

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