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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."

Dr. Sudhir Kathuria Director Spine Interventions (INR), Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. June 2008- Present He has special interest in symptomatic Tarlov cyst and has treated more than a hundred patients with Tarlov cysts. He offers a minimally invasive, outpatient, aspiration and sealing of Tarlov cysts.

Henrietta Lacks was an American woman who was the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor that was biopsied during treatment for cervical cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. These cells were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first human immortal


Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University Dr. William Osler (second from left) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, where, in the 1890s, he created the first residency program for training physicians after medical school

Henrietta Lacks's cells were priceless, but her family can't afford a hospital

Henrietta Lacks Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in Baltimore's Johns Hopkins hospital , 4 October 1951. Doctors took her cells without consent and made big profits for the drug companies, but today her surviving children can't afford health insurance. Sad state of affairs