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Kenneth C. Blanchard was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He attended Clark University and received his A.B. in 1921. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1929 and then served on the faculty of the department of biochemistry at New York University, reaching the rank of professor in 1941. Blanchard’s research focused on the practical uses of sulfa, anti-malarial, anti-diuretic, and anti-rheumatic drugs. He also extensively studied the effects of alcohol and alcoholism. In 1946, he joined the faculty of the department of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was associate dean and chairman of admissions at the medical school from 1953 until 1956.

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The Kenneth C. Blanchard Collection spans his entire medical career. Series include correspondence, notebooks, photographs, biographical material, and reprints. Additionally, there are notes from Blanchard’s biological chemistry lectures at New York University and three volumes of his A Survey of Antimalarial Drugs.

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