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L. Allan Erskine Collection

  • Creator: Erskine, L. Allan (1912 - 1980)

  • Collection Date: 1918-1970

  • Extent: 0.35 cubic foot



Louis Allan Erskine was born in Holywood, County Down Northern Ireland. He received his A.B. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1933 and a M.D. in 1937 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Erskine completed his surgical internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1938 with further training at Church Hospital. He was appointed as a surgical fellow at Johns Hopkins in 1939, researching the properties of preserved blood. Erskine served as a captain in the U.S. Army 39th General Hospital unit during World War II. He subsequently joined the staff of Palmerton Hosptial in Pennsylvania. He retired as chief surgeon of Palmerton Hospital in 1976.

Hopkins Affiliations

1933 - 1937 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, student
1937 - 1938 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1939 - 1940 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The L. Allan Erskine collection is primarily a photo collection with a few reprints and ephemera. A small postcard signed by William Osler and addressed to Walter Dandy postmarked December 5, 1918 is of particular interest.

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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