Johns Hopkins, Baltimore merchant & banker, left an estate of $7 million (US$137.3 million in 2014) when he died Christmas Eve 1873 at age 78. His will stipulated that his fortune be used to found two institutions that would bear his name: "Johns Hopkins University" & "The Johns Hopkins Hospital." At that time, Hopkins's gift was the largest philanthropic bequest in United States history. His name was "Johns", no apostrophe, just "Johns."
This is the two-story-high statue of Jesus in the lobby of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. All of the medical geniuses who enter and leave the building pass by him. The patients and their families, are comforted here, no matter what religion they may be. To see this in person is truly awesome.
Dr. Ben Carson, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He made medical history by being the 1st surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the back of the head. His other innovations include the 1st intrauterine procedure and a hemispherectomy. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US, and received 61 honorary doctorate degrees.
Colorized Photo from around 1905. Original title: Grave Operation. Location: Might be Johns Hopkins Hospital. This is an operation theater, a place where both nurses and doctors can kick back and watch the show of the day. This room was designed for learning, and people were allowed to watch the operation. In the past people were allowed to sit practically on the operating floor. #savad #doctor