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Theodore C. Janeway Collection

Theodore C. Janeway
by William S. Kendall

Collection Overview

Creator: Janeway, Theodore Caldwell (1872 - 1917)
Collection Date: 1888 - 1916
Extent: 0.5 linear feet


Theodore C. Janeway was born in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1892 from Yale University and his M.D. in 1895 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. After interning, he served on the staff of City Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital in New York and was a faculty member at New York University and Bellevue Medical College and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Janeway was recruited as the first full-time professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1914. He helped to plan the new Hunterian Laboratory for experimental surgery and medicine and improved the facilities for metabolic studies. In 1917, Janeway resigned his position at Johns Hopkins and entered the medical services of the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the Office of the Surgeon General, where he became director of research on heart disease.

Scope and Content

The Theodore C. Janeway Collection spans his entire medical career. It contains reprints, by Janeway and other doctors, regarding treatment of the thyroid gland.

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