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Play Ball! The University of Maryland Nine vs. the Orioles, April 13, 1898

The Historical Collectiond department of the HS/HSL is throwing it back to 1898 when the University of Maryland, Baltimore baseball team took on the professional Orioles team. Continue reading

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UMB Ties to the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort

On March 30, 2020 the USNS Comfort arrived in New York City’s Harbor on a mission to provide assistance to the city’s overwhelmed hospitals in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The USNS Comfort is a Navy Hospital Ship with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms, which has been deployed in times of crisis and peace around the world.  The USNS Comfort is stationed in Norfolk, VA but for a significant portion of her life (1988-2013) as a hospital ship, she was stationed in Baltimore’s Port.  The location is not her only ties to the city of Baltimore, as several UMB alumni and faculty served on this hospital ship during her 33-year history.  Continue reading

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UMB in WWII: the classes of 1943M and 1943D

On March 26, Dr. Bruce Jarrell, the University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) Interim President, released a video to the Class of 2020.  In the video, Dr. Jarrell, refers to the uniqueness of the 1943 School of Medicine graduating classes and how they had to overcome unusual circumstances surrounding World War II.  World War II began in September 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland; however, the United States did not officially become involved in the conflict until after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Continue reading

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Dr. Maureen Henderson, First Woman Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, 1971-1975

Rounding out our celebration of Women’s History Month 2020 is Dr. Maureen Henderson.  Dr. Henderson joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in 1960 as an instructor. She was born in Tynemouth, England in 1926 to Dr. Leo E. and Helen McGrath Henderson.  She was a graduate in medicine and public health from the University of Durham, England.  Continue reading

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“I Belong Here” : Women’s History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

March is Women’s History Month, the HSHSL will celebrate the month by honoring select UMB women through our blog and an exhibit, The First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in the Weise Gallery. The University of Maryland, Baltimore as it is known today was formed through a number of mergers with other Baltimore area Colleges and Universities; additionally, the school was once a branch campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.  Because of this, the history of women at UMB is intermingled with the histories of these schools and each accepted women into their programs at different times.  Continue reading

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Dr. Donald E. Wilson, first African-American Dean of the School of Medicine

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. Continue reading

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African American History at UMB

Today, Diversity is one of the seven core values identified in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Strategic Plan.  According to the Diversity Statement on the Core Value’s site, “The University is committed to a culture that is enriched by diversity and inclusion, in the broadest sense, in its thoughts, actions, and leadership.”  These values are reflected in the current student demographics of UMB. 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. Continue reading

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The HS/HSL Receives 1936 Class Notes Gift

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.  Following graduation Dr. Burns completed … Continue reading

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Celebrate American Heart Month by Reading Historic UMB Theses on the Heart

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 … Continue reading

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Historical Collections: Gift of 1923 Bausch & Lomb Microscope

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 was born in Leesville, SC on August 2, … Continue reading

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