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Theodore C. Janeway

Theodore C. Janeway (1872-1917)
MD 1895

Introduced foxglove for heart failure. Theodore C. Janeway was born in New York City. He received his AB in 1892 from Yale University and his MD in 1895 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. After interning, he served on the staff of City Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital in New York and was a faculty member at New York University and Bellevue Medical College and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Janeway was recruited as the first full-time professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1914. He helped to plan the new Hunterian Laboratory for experimental surgery and medicine and improved the facilities for metabolic studies. In 1917, Janeway resigned his position at Johns Hopkins and entered the medical services of the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the Office of the Surgeon General, where he became director of research on the heart.

Submitted by Stephen Tsang, College of Physicians and Surgeons 1998 and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1996, who is solely responsible for the content.

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