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The Joseph L. Lilienthal, Jr. Collection

  • Creator: Lilienthal, Joseph Leo Jr. (1911 - 1955)

  • Collection Date: 1948 - 1956

  • Extent: 1 linear foot

Joseph L. Lilienthal, Jr.
by Udel Brothers
black and white photograph


Joseph L. Lilienthal, Jr., was born in New York City. He received his B.S. in 1933 from Yale University and his M.D. in 1937 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During World War II, Lilienthal conducted the U.S. Navy's aviation research into carbon monoxide poisoning, and after his discharge in 1946 he returned to the Johns Hopkins University to join the faculty of the school of medicine. In 1950, he was also appointed to head the department of environmental medicine in the school of hygiene and public health. Lilienthal's research interests were in the physiology and pharmacology of neuromuscular function and the effect of stretch on the metabolism of skeletal muscle.

Hopkins Affiliations

1940, 1942, 1946 - 1955 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1946 - 1955 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1950 - 1955 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Scope and Content

The Joseph L. Lilienthal, Jr., Collection spans his career at Johns Hopkins. It includes correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, and reprints. Among the topics covered are carbon monoxide, neuromuscular excitation, DDT, and sodium.

Policy on Access and Use

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