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The Theodore C. Janeway Collection

  • Creator: Janeway, Theodore Caldwell (1872 - 1917)

  • Collection Date: 1888 - 1916

  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet

Theodore C. Janeway
by William S. Kendall
oil on canvas, 37 by 29 inches, circa 1924


Theodore C. Janeway was born in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1892 from Yale University and his M.D. in 1895 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. After interning, he served on the staff of City Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital in New York and was a faculty member at New York University and Bellevue Medical College and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Janeway was recruited as the first full-time professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1914. He helped to plan the new Hunterian Laboratory for experimental surgery and medicine and improved the facilities for metabolic studies. In 1917, Janeway resigned his position at Johns Hopkins and entered the medical services of the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the Office of the Surgeon General, where he became director of research on heart disease.

Hopkins Affiliations

1914 - 1917 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Theodore C. Janeway Collection spans his entire medical career. It contains reprints, by Janeway and other doctors, regarding treatment of the thyroid gland.

Policy on Access and Use

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