Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Mary Elizabeth Garrett

  • Saving the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden “For to this lady, more than any other single person, save Johns Hopkins himself, does the School of Medicine owe its being.”1– Alan Chesney on Mary Elizabeth Garrett Johns Hopkins (1795–1873) was born in Maryland, one of eleven children of a Quaker couple. His father was a tobacco planter. Johns’ first job…