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Samuel H. Boyer IV received his A.B. in 1950 and his M.D. in 1954 from Stanford University. After his internship and residency he was a fellow of the National Heart Institute from 1956 to 1959, spending time at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, at the University of Michigan, and in the Galton Laboratory at University College, London. He joined the medical faculty of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1959 and was appointed professor emeritus in 1995. His primary area of research was biochemical genetics.

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The Samuel H. Boyer Collection contains correspondence, grants, contracts, protocols, manuscripts, conference notes, laboratory notebooks, letters of recommendation, course notes, lecture notes, and budgets. The personal papers document Boyer’s research in the field of biomedical genetics–work which encompassed the study of protein mutations, gene mapping, dysautomia, and sickle cell anemia.

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