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The Douglass W. Walker Collection

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  • Creator: Walker, Douglass W. (1913 - )

  • Collection Date: 1963 - 1970

  • Extent: 33 linear feet

Douglass W. Walker
by Fabian Bachrach
black and white photograph, c. 1965


Douglass W. Walker was born in Thomaston, Maine. He earned his in B.S. in 1935 from Bowdoin College. After receiving his M.D. in 1939 from the Yale University School of Medicine, he remained at the university as an instructor of pediatrics until 1941, when he left to serve in the medical corps of the U.S. Army. In 1946, Walker returned to Yale University for one year, serving as a fellow in pediatrics. Afterwards he worked as chief of pediatrics at Laconia Hospital in New Hampshire until 1963. That year, he joined the staff of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as assistant professor of pediatrics. He remained at Johns Hopkins until 1970, eventually holding the positions of associate professor of pediatrics and associate dean of the school of medicine. Walker left Baltimore to return to his home state as the first medical director of the Maine Medical Center. During his career, he was president of the New England Pediatric Society and the New Hampshire Pediatric Society. He received an honorary Sc.D. from Bowdoin College in 1977.

Hopkins Affiliations

1963 - 1970 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Douglass W. Walker Collection spans his entire career at Johns Hopkins. It contains professional correspondence, teaching materials, scientific notes, reprints, and committee minutes. The collection documents Walker's career as a senior administrator and as a pediatrician.

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.

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