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The Kenneth C. Blanchard Collection

  • Creator: Blanchard, Kenneth C. (1900 - 1982)

  • Collection Date: 1930 - 1987

  • Extent: 2.5 linear feet



Kenneth C. Blanchard was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He attended Clark University and received his A.B. in 1921. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1929 and then served on the faculty of the department of biochemistry at New York University, reaching the rank of professor in 1941. Blanchard's research focused on the practical uses of sulfa, anti-malarial, anti-diuretic, and anti-rheumatic drugs. He also extensively studied the effects of alcohol and alcoholism. In 1946, he joined the faculty of the department of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was associate dean and chairman of admissions at the medical school from 1953 until 1956.

Hopkins Affiliations

1946 - 1965 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Kenneth C. Blanchard Collection spans his entire medical career. Series include correspondence, notebooks, photographs, biographical material, and reprints. Additionally, there are notes from Blanchard's biological chemistry lectures at New York University and three volumes of his A Survey of Antimalarial Drugs.

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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