"From Gilman to Greatness"
The 125 years of Johns Hopkins University history is on display in a new exhibit at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at the Homewood campus.
The exhibit, called "From Gilman to Greatness: 125 Years of Hopkins History," includes photographs, commentary and artifacts covering the origins of Johns Hopkins and important events from more recent history. Included are the clamp devised by surgical technician Vivien Thomas for the historic blue baby operations, the key to the home of William Osler (the first Hopkins physician-in-chief), sheet music for the "Lacrosse Two-Step," the APL-invented proximity fuze that helped win World War II and the death mask of physicist Henry Rowland.
Many of the photographs in the exhibit also are represented in the book, Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World, published to commemorate the 125th anniversary. This book captures the university's history in both photos and the words of those who know the place best.
This exhibit will be on display on the library's M-Level during normal hours through May 2001. Assembled and mounted by Mame Warren, editor of Knowledge for the World, and Jim Stimpert, university archivist, it is based on the holdings of the Eisenhower's Special Collections and also includes materials from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, the Archives of the Peabody Institute and other sources.
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