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Edmund B. Kelly Collection

  • Creator: Kelly, Edmund B. (1900 - 1964)

  • Collection Date: 1942 - 1945

  • Extent: 0.4 cubic feet



Edmund Bredow Kelly, son of Howard Atwood Kelly considered one of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's founding physicians, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Gilman School, Kelly received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1921. He finished graduate course work the following year in anticipation of admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kelly received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1926 and began his surgical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completion of his training, Kelly entered his father's practice, the Kelly Clinic on Eutaw Street, specializing in radium therapy. Before the onset of World War II, Kelly and some family members embarked on a world cruise aboard their sailboat Fiddler Green. Kelly enlisted in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Base Unit 18 in 1942 achieving the rank of major. Kelly retired from his medical practice in 1946.

Hopkins Affiliations

1922 - 1926 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, student
1926 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1942 - 1945 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Base Hospital Unit 18

Scope and Content

The Edmund Kelly collection is a scrapbook album consisting of photographs and memorabilia of his militiary service with Johns Hopkins Hospital Base Hospital Unit 18 stationed in the Fiji Islands and on the India Burma front. Of particular note are a few labeled photos of the nurses and others who served with Kelly.

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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