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The Sumio Uematsu Collection

  • Creator: Uematsu, Sumio (1934 - 1994)

  • Collection Date: 1964 - 1994

  • Extent: 28.5 linear feet

  • An unpublished inventory of this collection is available at the Archives.
Sumio Uematsu
by unidentified photographer
color photograph


Sumio Uematsu was born in Yamanashi, Japan. He attended the National Yamanashi University and received his M.D. from Juntendo University in 1959. After an internship and a residency in Japan, he came to the United States in 1962 to complete a rotating internship and a residency in general surgery at the Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Uematsu came to Johns Hopkins in 1964 to complete a residency in neurosurgery. In 1969, he became chief resident. Uematsu was appointed to the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and to the staff of the department of neurology of the hospital in 1970. He performed procedures to relieve spinal problems in individuals with skeletal dysplasia and to treat epilepsy. He was a pioneer in mapping functions of the brain, designed a computerized skin-temperature test for numbness or changes of sensation in the limbs caused by nerve injury, and studied the use of ultrasound in determining brain death.

Hopkins Affiliations

Scope and Content

The Sumio Uematsu Collection spans his entire professional career. It includes biographical material, correspondence, grant records, contracts, subject files, prints, charts, scrapbooks, x-rays, patient records, slides, films, videotapes, and audiotapes. This collection documents Uematsu's work in neurometrics - using technological means to measure functioning of the central nervous system.

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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