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History of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

From grocer to philanthropist, a man named Johns Hopkins laid out a plan to use his wealth to establish a hospital that would provide care to anyone, regardless of sex, age or race. This hospital would be named The Johns Hopkins Hospital and opened in 1889, with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine four years later. These events marked a new era for medical education and patient care.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine: An Interactive Timeline

Scroll through this interactive timeline to learn more about key points in the history of Johns Hopkins medicine, from a visionary plan in 1872 to an over 130-year legacy of invention and innovation.

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