November 22, 2017

Today in History: Johns Hopkins

Ceiling detail, the Johns Hopkins University seal, at the William H. Welch Medical Library, the library of the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Today in History–May 19–the Library of Congress features Johns Hopkins, born in Maryland on this date in 1795. Hopkins had to quit school at age 12 to work the family farm but he went on to become a very successful businessman. He used his fortune—$7 million at the time of his death—to found Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Find out more about this this man and his legacy by visiting the Today in History section, then check out related primary sources.

Johns Hopkins primary source set

Johns Hopkins image set

Johns Hopkins University: The Foundation and the Founder 1878

Johns Hopkins historical newspaper coverage

Physician Writers, Past and Present streaming webcast

Maryland primary source collections

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