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The Frederick B. Bang Collection



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  • Creator: Bang, Frederick B. (1916 - 1981)
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  • Collection Date: 1961 - 1977
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  • Extent: 2.5 linear ft.
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Frederick B. Bang
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph
 

Biography

Frederick B. Bang was born in Philadelphia. He received his A.B. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1935 and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1939. From 1961 to 1976, he was director of the Johns Hopkins University Centers for Medical Research Training in Calcutta, India, and Dacca, Bangladesh. Along with Jack Levin, a hematologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bang developed the limulus lysate test, which is used to diagnose infections caused by bacteria that produce endotoxins. In the early 1950s he was one of the first physicians to use electron microscopy to study viruses and was a pioneer in the application of marine biology to medical research.

Hopkins Affiliations

1953 - 1981 Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
1946 - 1981 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Frederick B. Bang Collection covers his years as director of the Center for Medical Research Training (CMRT). The files include administrative correspondence and records (1962-1977) of CMRT operations in India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nepal, as well as one folder of material from the CMRT Advisory Committee (1961-1965). The collection also includes two boxes of Bang's reprints, one folder of personal correspondence (1971-1973), and an audiotape of Bang's memorial service. Additional related material can be found in the records of the Center for Medical Research Training.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

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