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The H. Hanford Hopkins, IV Collection

  • Creator: Hopkins, Howard Hanford (1902 - 1986)

  • Collection Date: 1892 - 1982

  • Extent: 4 linear feet

H. Hanford Hopkins, IV
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph


H. Hanford Hopkins, IV, was born in New Market, Maryland. He received his A.B. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1923 and his M.D. from the school of medicine in 1927. He practiced dermatology for over fifty years, served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and was a visiting physician at five Baltimore area hospitals. In 1967, Hopkins was named associate professor emeritus of medicine. He authored numerous papers on skin problems and did extensive research on syphilis.

Hopkins Affiliations

1928 - 1980 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1928 - 1980 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1932 - 1934, 1935 - 1937 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Scope and Content

The H. Hanford Hopkins, IV, Collection documents four generations of Maryland physicians. It contains a ledger of patient accounts (1892-1912) from Frederick County, Maryland, kept by Hopkins' grandfather; Hopkins' notes from his first year as a medical student at Johns Hopkins (1923-24); a manuscript by Hopkins on The History of Dermatology in Baltimore, along with research notes for the project (1982); and genealogical materials, including a manuscript entitled The Hopkins Family of Penna and Devon, England, and photographs of four generations of Drs. Howard Hanford Hopkins. The collection also contains instruments used by Hopkins.

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.

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