Excerpt from Henry Mills Hurd: The First Superintendent of the Johns Hopkins Hospital I have written this article at the request of Judge Henry D. Harlan, president of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital, and of Mr. George K. McGaw, one of the trustees of the hospital - one of Dr. Hurd's warmest friends and the dor of a large sum of money towards the erection of the Henry M. Hurd Library Building which is to be on the hospital grounds. It was my good fortune to come to the hospital in 1891, just two years after it opened. In my early years I viewed Dr. Hurd's work from the immature standpoint of the junior intern, later as a senior house officer, and for at least 15 years Dr. Hurd has been one of my very best friends. It has been a delight to browse through his early writings, to digest the chief events of the hospital as they were sketched by him in the yearly reports, and to epitomize the results of his labors since he retired from the active management of the hospital in 1911. I had always looked upon Dr. Hurd as an indefatigable worker, but until w I have never had the slightest conception of the tremendous amount he has accomplished and of how largely he has been responsible for the phemenal success of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The addition of Some Random Recollections written by Dr. Hurd himself will undoubtedly prove of interest to his many friends. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.