Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Comical Pictorial Map

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A Map of Johns Hopkins Hospital
American: c. 1930s
Hand colored print
13 x 10 inches, image
14 x 11 inches, overall
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Pictorial map showing the layout of the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital medical complex in Baltimore, Maryland, with comical illustrations in a 1930s cartooning style throughout, including a doctor looking at an x-ray of a woman’s torso, a surgeon about to operate on a startled patient with a knife, a stork delivering a baby, the Wilmer Eye Clinic, and the Animal House (presumably where animal experimentation for medical research takes place) where one monkey examines another.

A portrait of Johns Hopkins, “Baltimore Banker and Philanthropist born in 1795 and founder of the hospital that bears his name,” appears in the lower left. Pictorial illustrations of neighborhood businesses on the map also appear in the border. The compass rose bears an “Rx” symbol in the center.

Titled beneath the compass rose: “A Map of Johns Hopkins Hospital attempting to show the general plan, Habits of the Staff, Students & Patients, curious Customs etc. and so forth.”