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The John Eager Howard Collection

John Eager Howard
  • Creator: Howard, John Eager (1902 - 1985)

  • Collection Date: 1950 - 1975

  • Extent: 31.5 linear feet

John Eager Howard
by William F. Draper
oil on canvas, 27.5 by 21 inches, 1979


John Eager Howard was born in Baltimore County, Maryland. He graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in 1924 and earned an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1928. After two years at Massachusetts General Hospital, he returned to Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in the division of endocrinology and metabolism. Howard later joined the faculty of the school of medicine and served on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He conducted research on calcium metabolism, developed a test with Reed Ellsworth to measure responses to parathyroid hormone, and developed a test for unilateral renal hypertension. Howard received the Passano Prize in 1968 for his work on renal hypertension and the endocrine control of calcium metabolism.

Hopkins Affiliations

1930 - 1985 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1932 - 1985 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The John Eager Howard Collection covers the latter part of his career at Johns Hopkins. Series include patient records, correspondence, subject files, laboratory notebooks (including data from electron microscope studies and citric acid data), manuscripts for articles, and financial records. The bulk of the collection consists of Howard's patient files.

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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