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Willard Goodwin Collection of Hugh Hampton Young Materials

  • Creator: Goodwin, Willard Elmer (1915 - 1998)

  • Collection Date: 1900-1988

  • Extent: 1 linear foot



Willard E. Goodwin was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1937, he received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1941. After a year's surgical internship in urology at the Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital with Hugh Hampton Young, Goodwin served in the United States Army Medical Corps and was discharged in 1946. He returned to the Brady Urological Institute to complete his surgical training rising to the rank of assistant professor in 1951. Goodwin moved to the University of California, Los Angeles, to become an associate professor of surgery in 1952. A year later, he was appointed as professor of surgery and chief of the urology division at the University of California Medical Center. Goodwin was an accomplished researcher and surgeon in the areas of transplantation, endo-urology, diagnostic testing, prostate cancer, and hypertension. His training program produced many academic urologists, 20 of whom became chairmen of urology programs. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Goodwin served as president of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons and as president of the American Board of Urology. He received many prizes and awards including the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine in recognition of his contributions to the field of urology and the American Urology Association's Hugh Hampton Young Award for lifetime achievement in the field of urology.

Hopkins Affiliations

1937 - 1941 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, student
1941 - 1943, 1946 - 1951 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1941 - 1943, 1946 - 1951 Johns Hopkins Hospital

Scope and Content

The Willard Goodwin Collection of Hugh Hampton Young materials contains correspondence, reprints, memorabilia, and photographs related to Hugh Hampton Young. The collection is particularly strong in recollections of Young by his former students, residents, and colleagues.

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