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The Warde Baunton Allan Collection

  • Creator: Allan, Warde Baunton (1902 - 1985)

  • Collection Date: 1945 - 1973

  • Extent: 1 linear ft.

Warde Baunton Allan
by Herbert E. Abrams;
oil on canvas, 43 by 35.5 inches, 1976


Warde Baunton 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 Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1931 as an assistant resident. He joined the faculty of the school of medicine at the same time 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. 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.

Hopkins Affiliations

1931-1985 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1931-1985 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Warde Baunton Allan Collection spans much of his career at Johns Hopkins. It includes professional correspondence, administrative records, a small number of patient files, case histories, notes, and manuscripts. The collection is a resource for studying the history of the Johns Hopkins Chest Clinic.

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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