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Conrad B. Acton Collection

  • Creator: Acton, Conrad B. (1902 - 1994)

  • Collection Date: 1925 - 1944

  • Extent: 1.5 cubic feet



Conrad B. Acton was born in Salem, New Jersey. He received a B.S. from Haverford College in 1925 and a M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1929. After an internship at the Baltimore City Hospitals, Acton served one year on the housestaff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital urology surgical service. He subsequently served at the Baltimore City Hospitals as a resident pathologist from 1931 to 1933. Acton served as an Assistant in Medicine from 1934 to 1958, but primarily operated a large internal medicine practice on St. Paul Street. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Reserve. He remained in the reserve after the war and was instrumental in re-organizing the U.S.Army 457th General Hospital Army reserve. He retired with the rank of colonel.

Hopkins Affiliations

1925 - 1929 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, student
1934 - 1958 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Conrad B. Acton Collection consists primarily of his medical school class notes from 1925 to 1929. The notes include lectures with Weed, Meyer, H. H. Young and others. A few photos in the collection include J.M.T. Finney, J.Williams Whitridge and the 1932-1933 Gynecology house staff with Cullen. There is also a collection of War Department Technical Bulletins dated January to May 1944.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

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