• John Crawford Biography

      Behles, Richard J. (2015)
      John Crawford, learned physician, student of nature, and benevolent public servant, left to us not only his treasured collection of medical texts, but also his innate spirit of service, scholarship, and the quest for scientific truth.
    • Dr. Eugene F. Cordell Biography

      Behles, Richard J. (2015)
      Patriotic citizen, physician, medical historiographer, teacher, public servant, Eugene Fauntleroy Cordell was born June 25, 1843, in Charlestown, West Virginia (then part of Virginia). Before attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and graduating in 1868, Cordell served in the Confederate Army. Dr. Cordell was a practicing physician, medical journal editor, and educator in Baltimore.
    • Dr. Clarence J. Grieves Biography

      Behles, Richard J. (2015)
      Dr. Clarence J. Grieves graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Dental Department in 1888 and immediately became an instructor with the school. He was also active with the Maryland Dental Association and later accepted a professorship with the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, a post he held until joining the Naval Reserve Force during World War I. Dr. Grieves was an influential dentist in Maryland and was honored with the founding of the Clarence J. Grieves Library Foundation in 1925.
    • Nathaniel Potter Portrait

      Behles, Richard J.; Wilson, Beth (2015)
      This piece outlines the history of Dr. Nathaniel Potter's portrait which hangs in the Historical Collections Department. The portrait was discovered in 1913 by then librarian Ruth Lee Briscoe. It was created in 1804 by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin.
    • Historical Highlights: Blaustein Donations

      Wink, Tara (2018-03-26)
      In December 2017, the HS/HSL’s Historical Collections received a remarkable donation from Dr. Mordecai Blaustein. Dr. Blaustein, a long-time professor of physiology and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been a strong supporter of the HS/HSL for many years.
    • 1933: University of Maryland Dental School “Dents” Baltimore Amateur Hockey League Champs

      Wink, Tara (2018-06-01)
      Eighty-five years ago the University of Maryland Dental School’s ice hockey team (the Maryland Dents) made their own history by winning the Baltimore Amateur Ice Hockey League championship. The Maryland Dents, though short-lived (they played from 1932 to 1935) enjoyed a whirlwind of success, earning the title in their second year of play.
    • School of Medicine Political Cartoon: “A Faculty Meeting”

      Wink, Tara (2018-07-06)
      This unique interpretation of a School of Medicine Faculty Meeting was recently discovered among the records of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. Donated to the library in 1938 by Dr. William H. Marsh, School of Medicine Class of 1876, the cartoon represents the faculty of the school of medicine as donkeys standing around a dissection table. The cartoon was drawn by Colonel William H. Arthur, School of Medicine Class of 1877, whose name appears in the lower right hand corner of the cartoon.
    • The University of Maryland, Baltimore in World War I

      Wink, Tara (2018-11-09)
      A history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore during World War I. Includes, a brief history of World War I and Veteran's Day. UMB was active in creating Base Hospital No. 42 at the Bazoilles Hospital Center in France to treat wounded soldiers during the war. Describes the activity on campus including the creation of the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.).
    • The 1893 Fire: 125 Years later

      Wink, Tara (2018-11-28)
      On Saturday, December 2, 1893, a devastating fire broke out in Baltimore. Burning across the block surrounded by Paca, German, Greene, and Lombard Streets, the fire destroyed a newly constructed Laboratory and Chemical Building on the University of Maryland’s campus.
    • Historical Collections: Gift of 1923 Bausch & Lomb Microscope

      Wink, Tara (2018-12-08)
      On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Historical Collection of the HS/HSL received a 1923 Bausch & Lomb Microscope from Anne Elizabeth Langalis, Granddaughter of Dr. Walter Hal Shealy. Dr. Walter Hal Shealy graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1923.
    • Football at UMB: HS/HSL Historical Highlight

      Wink, Tara (2019-01-24)
      Football at UMB was first organized by Dr. Norfleet Mann Gibbs, UM School of Medicine, class of 1896. Gibbs was called, “the father of athletics at the University of Maryland,” by the 1896 Bones, Molar, and Briefs Yearbook. The first team was fielded mid-season 1895.
    • Celebrate American Hearth Month by Reading Historic Heart Theses

      Wink, Tara (2019-02-07)
      February is American Heart Month. To acknowledge this month, historical collections is highlighting unique materials on this vital organ. First up, a series of historic dissertations and theses written by graduates of the School of Medicine from 1830 to 1884 on the Heart, its diseases and physiology.
    • Advice and Studies on Love from Early UMB Graduates

      Wink, Tara (2019-02-14)
      St. Valentine’s Day is upon us, advice on how to spend the day is everywhere. The goal of this post is not to add to this abundance of advice but to look back on how early UMB graduates studied love.
    • The HS/HSL Receives 1936 Class Notes Gift

      Wink, Tara (2019-04-15)
      On March 14, 2019 the HS/HSL received a gift of handwritten class notes from the family of Harold H. Burns. Harold H. Burns graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine in 1936.
    • Historical Collections is Celebrating National Nurses Week!

      Wink, Tara (2019-05-07)
      May 6-12, 2019 is National Nurses Week; the HS/HSL’s historical collections is celebrating by highlighting our materials from the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
    • African American History at UMB

      Wink, Tara (2020-02-03)
      Today, Diversity is one of the seven core values identified in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Strategic Plan. Unfortunately, diversity and inclusion was not always a value held by the university. In 1807, the College of Medicine was founded in Baltimore, establishing the University of Maryland. As was the case with many institutions at this time, students tended to be white males from in or around Baltimore or Maryland. It took over 80 years for the first African Americans to be accepted at the school.
    • Dr. Elton “Tony” Preston Maddox Jr.

      Wink, Tara (2020-02-06)
      In 1968, the first African American student entered the School of Dentistry; Elton Preston Maddox Jr. Dr. Maddox graduated with honors from the School of Dentistry in 1972; he was the only African American student during his four year tenure.
    • Dr. Donald E. Wilson, first African-American Dean of the School of Medicine

      Wink, Tara (2020-02-10)
      In 1991, the University of Maryland School of Medicine named Dr. Donald E. Wilson the thirtieth dean of the school. At this time, Dr. Wilson was the first and only African-American dean at a traditionally white medical school.
    • Dr. Jesse J. Harris, First African American Dean of the School of Social Work

      Wink, Tara (2020-02-13)
      Dr. Jesse J. Harris graduated from the School of Social Work with a master’s degree in 1971 and again with a PhD in 1976. Dr. Harris joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He was soon named acting dean and then dean in October 1991.
    • Dean Natalie D. Eddington, First African American Dean of the School of Pharmacy

      Wink, Tara (2020-02-20)
      In 2007, Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP was named dean of the school becoming the first woman African American Dean at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Eddington joined the faculty at the School of Pharmacy in 1991, serving as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2003 until she became dean in 2007.