Objects of Affection
Lasker Foundation Award (1997)
Eight JHSPH faculty and alumni have received the “the public health Nobel,” including deans emeritus Alfred Sommer and D.A. Henderson.
Monroe calculator (c. 1925)
This hand-cranked first “computer” at the School was used to tabulate vital statistics from 1918 until about 1960
Water pump (c. 2000)
Environmental Health Sciences faculty used this device in their research on the health risks of arsenic exposure from shallow tube wells in the Bengal Basin.
Glass globe (2001)
This keepsake commemorates the renaming of the School in honor of Michael R. Bloomberg’s generous philanthropic commitment.