Thomas B. Turner,
Thomas Bourne Turner, a centenarian whose tenure as dean of
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for more
than a decade led to its unprecedented expansion, died on
Sept. 22 at the townhouse he had occupied for almost 60
years in Baltimore's Bolton Hill. He celebrated his 100th
birthday on Jan. 28.
A familiar, energetic and accessible, if
legendary, figure on the medical campus well into his 90s,
Turner first came to Hopkins 75 years ago, in 1927, and
spent nearly all his three-quarters of a century in
medicine at the institution he loved, with the exception of
only two brief periods. Entrenching himself in the school's
history, as well as medicine, he served as fellow,
professor, dean and archivist in a career that spanned the
modern history of clinical and academic medicine.
Cranbrook curator to take helm of
university's historic houses
Robert Saarnio, a curator, architectural historian and
specialist in historic preservation, has been appointed the
university's director of historic houses.
Saarnio will be responsible for Evergreen
and Homewood House, both university-owned properties that
are open to the public as museums and centers for the
promotion of art and history in Baltimore.
Homewood House, a National Historic
Landmark celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, is
the centerpiece of the Homewood campus and one of the
nation's finest surviving examples of Federal architecture.
Evergreen, a 48-room house on the National Register of
Historic Places, was the home of Baltimore's Garrett family
from 1878 to 1942.
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