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The Francis B. Trudeau Collection

  • Creator: Trudeau, Francis Berger (1886 - 1956)

  • Collection Date: 1885 - 1913

  • Extent: 2 linear feet



Francis B. Trudeau was born in Saranac Lake, New York. He received his A.B. from Yale in 1909 and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1913. After serving with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in World War I, Trudeau returned to Saranac Lake to set up a medical practice. He was known for his studies of tuberculosis and for his work at the sanitorium founded by his father, Edward Livingston Trudeau, in Saranac Lake.

Hopkins Affiliations

Scope and Content

The Francis B. Trudeau Collection consists of an account book (1885-1889) of the family finances of James Carey Thomas, M.D. (trustee of the Johns Hopkins University) and correspondence between the Trudeau and the Thomas families. The account book shows family expenses and income primarily from the medical practice of James Carey Thomas and also contains material related to Mary Whittal, the wife of James Carey Thomas. The correspondence collection was severely damaged by insect infestation prior to receipt. Some of the correspondence appears to be from M. Carey Thomas, who played a key role in raising the funds neccessary for the opening of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was later president of Bryn Mawr College.

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.

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