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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."

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.

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


F. Scott Fitzgerald is probably considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and today, a reading list of his recommendations has come to light.