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The Stanhope Bayne-Jones Collection

  • Creator: Bayne-Jones, Stanhope (1888 - 1970)

  • Collection Date: 1900 - 1966

  • Extent: 1 linear foot

Stanhope Bayne-Jones
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph


Stanhope Bayne-Jones was born in New Orleans. He received his B.A. in 1910 from Yale University, his M.D. in 1914 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his M.A. in 1917 from the Johns Hopkins University. Until 1924, he held various faculty positions at the school of medicine, ranging from instructor in pathology to associate professor of bacteriology. He then served on the medical faculties at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Yale University School of Medicine, becoming dean of medicine at Yale in 1935. Bayne-Jones also served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in World Wars I and II and was promoted to brigadier general. A bacteriologist, he was chosen as one of the ten members of the U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, which issued the famous Surgeon General's Report in 1964 that linked smoking to cancer. In 1968, a professorship in medicine was established at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in his honor.

Hopkins Affiliations

1914 - 1924 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Stanhope Bayne-Jones Collection spans most of his medical career. It consists primarily of letters written by either Bayne-Jones or his wife, Nannie Moore Smith, to family members in New Orleans. Many of Bayne-Jones' letters were written from France during World War I. Also included in the collection are photographs of Bayne-Jones (including two in military uniform) and other family members; clippings; a three-volume, edited transcript of oral history interviews with Bayne-Jones by Harlan Phillips of the National Library of Medicine (April-July 1966); and a two-volume catalog of the Bayne-Jones collection in the National Library of Medicine.

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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