Who Is Johns Hopkins's Legacy

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Johns Hopkins was a humble leader with an outstanding legacy. He demonstrated leadership by taking the initiative of donating an abundance of money found Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. His school and hospital have both earned him his own legacy. Without the hospital today, the U.S. would not be able to advance fast enough to heal the injuries and diseases Americans now have. Without the university today, people would not have as many brilliant minds in the study of medicine. Johns Hopkins’ dream and origin in America are what started his greatness. Johns Hopkins was born on May 19, 1795 to a Quaker family, who were landholders in Anne Arundel County. The family lived and worked on a tobacco plantation that heavily relied on slaves;…show more content…
He contacted Dr. Parker of Philadelphia and George Peabody, who was a philanthropist that dedicated his fortune to the Peabody Institute in 1867. According to Hugh Hawkins, who was the author of Pioneer: A History of the Johns Hopkins University, Hopkins followed Peabody’s footsteps by including the Johns Hopkins University in his will in 1867. Hopkins’ reason for including the Johns Hopkins Hospital was that Baltimore had terrible medical support and care that citizens needed. He knew this because there were several epidemics in the city that include yellow fever, small pox, and cholera, which he had at one point. All of these elements led to his contribution for the present. By calling for this special relationship between patient care, as represented in the hospital, and teaching and research, as shown in the university, Hopkins made the blueprints for a revolution in American medicine. His vision, of two institutions in which the practice of medicine would be combined with medical research and medical education, was

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