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Warfield T. Longcope was born in Baltimore. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1897 with an A.B. and received his M.D. in 1901 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During World War I, he served as major in the U.S. Medical Officers Reserve Corps and in the Office of the Surgeon General. In 1918, he earned the rank of colonel. After serving on the staffs of several hospitals in Philadelphia and New York City and on the medical faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Cornell University Medical College, Longcope returned to Johns Hopkins in 1922. He joined the faculty of the school of medicine as professor of medicine and the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital as physician-in-chief, serving in both positions until his retirement in 1946. With research interests in infectious diseases, he published on syphilitic aortitis, Hodgkin’s disease, atypical pneumonia, and hypersensitivity.

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The Warfield T. Longcope Collection spans his entire medical career. It contains correspondence from the World War I period, manuscripts on nephritis, and collected reprints.

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