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The Louis Eugene Livingood Collection

Louis Eugene Livingood
  • Creator: Livingood, Louis Eugene (1868 - 1898)

  • Collection Date: 1892 - 1898

  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot

Louis Eugene Livingood
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph, 1898


Louis Eugene Livingood was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1890, and after teaching there for two years entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his M.D. in 1895. He received a fellowship in pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the 1895-1896 academic year and was appointed assistant in pathology in 1896. He drowned at sea in 1898 when the French steamship LaBourgogne, on which he was a passenger, sank after a collision in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Hopkins Affiliations

1895 - 1898 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Louis Eugene Livingood Collection spans his years as a medical student and fellow in medicine. It includes notebooks, reprints, autopsy notes, laboratory notes, illustrations, and cell photographs. The notebooks are from classes and clinics that Livingood attended while a student and fellow at the school of medicine. The collection also includes an extensive amount of news coverage and personal material relating to the sinking of the LaBourgogne and Livingood's death.

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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