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The Lay Martin Collection

Lay Martin
  • Creator: Martin, Lay (1892 - 1977)

  • Collection Date: 1920 - 1970s

  • Extent: 1 linear foot

Lay Martin
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph, 1954


Lay Martin was born in Baltimore. He received his B.S. from Princeton University in 1915 his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1920. Martin published more than 40 papers in a period of 30 years of teaching, research, and private practice. One of his major interests was Latin America and its peoples. Martin traveled widely there, and in 1942 he was sent by Nelson Rockefeller, coordinator of inter-American affairs, on a tour of eleven Latin American countries to study their wartime medical problems. He received several honors from Latin American countries, including Cuba's highest medical honor, the Order of Finlay.

Hopkins Affiliations

1927 - 1977 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1927 - 1977 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Lay Martin Collection spans his entire medical career. It contains news clippings, ephemera, and reprints. The bulk of the material pertains to Martin's interests in Latin America.

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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