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Warde Baunton Allan

Warde Baunton Allan


Allan was born in Nelson, British Columbia. He received his B.A. in 1923 and his M.D. in 1929, both from McGill University.

After completing his internship in pathology and his residency at Montreal General Hospital, Allan came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1931 as an assistant resident. He joined the faculty of the school of medicine in 1932 and began a long and distinguished teaching career. In 1950, he was promoted to associate professor. Allan taught many courses in physical diagnosis and directed the chest clinic at Johns Hopkins for much of his career. He served as Acting Physician-In-Chief at Baltimore City Hospitals from 1936-1938 after the death of Thomas Boggs, and held positions at many local hospitals, including Union Memorial Hospital, Church Home and Hospital, and others.

In 1958, he helped to develop a technique for diagnosing lung cancer by examining material from an induced cough. Allan published several papers on this and other related topics and was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Baltimore Medical Society, and other professional associations.

Sound recording: Interview with Warde B. Allan / interviewed by Vic Henderson and Dave Griesemer. 1975.

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