John Lodge papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of John Lodge consist of materials that document Lodge's career in ophthamology in both the public and private sector. The collection dates from 1935 to 2008, with the bulk of the material dating between 1958 and 1970. It includes slides, photographs, programs, correspondence, booklets, tickets, brochures, souvenirs, maps, schedules, guides, course descriptions, rosters, flyers, reports, clippings, handbooks, notes and notebooks. Subjects include the George Washington University School of Medicine, the Washington Hospital Center, ophthamology, Washington, DC, Republican politics, Japan, India, and Thailand. Of particular note are the the correspondence, slides, and photographs pertaining to Lodge's service in the United States Air Force at the USAF Hospital in Misawa Japan from 1953 to 1955. Lodge was also an avid Washingtonian and Republican, and his correspondence and slides contain interesting observations and views of the city, its politics, and politians from the 1960s through the 1980s.
- Creation: 1935-2008
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1958 - 1970
- Lodge, John H., M.D. (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
John H. Lodge was an ophthalmologist and Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical School from 1958 to 1970.
Lodge was born in Bridgeport, West Virginia on July 19, 1925. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1947, and went on to earn his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in 1951. His time at Johns Hopkins was followed by a year as an intern at the University Hospital at the Ohio State University. From there, Lodge went on to a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.
Lodge’s education was interrupted in 1953 when he was drafted into the United States Air Force as the primary ophthalmologist for northern Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan. He was based at the 6038th USAF Hospital, in Misawa Japan, and also served as a consulting ophthalmologist for the same area for the United States Army. Lodge served in Japan from 1953 to 1955. While on duty, he was also sent to the Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand, India (where he was temporarily placed as a physician at the American Embassy), and Saudi Arabia.
Returning to the United States in 1955, he completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital at Harvard University. In 1958 he began his practice in Bethesda, Maryland. From 1958 to 1970, Lodge taught Clinical Ophthalmology to third-year students at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He also served as an Attending Ophthalmologist and on several committees, including the Residents Selection Committee, at the Washington Hospital Center for 25 years. Lodge was a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the Maryland Academy of Ophthalmology.
John Lodge died in Washington, D.C. in 2009.
3 Linear Feet (7 document boxes)
Language of Materials
John H. Lodge (1925-2009) was an ophthalmologist and Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at the George Washington University Medical School from 1958 to 1970. He received a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University in 1947, and a Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1951. He completed post-graduate training at the Ohio State University Medical Center, the University of Wisconsin Medical School, and Harvard Medical School. He served 2 years as an ophthamologist in the United States Air Force in Misawa, Japan. Upon his return to the United States, Lodge taught Clinical Ophthalmology at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He also served as an Attending Ophthalmologist at the Washington Hospital Center for 25 years. Lodge's papers contain slides, photographs, programs, correspondence, booklets, tickets, brochures, souvenirs, maps, schedules, guides, course descriptions, rosters, flyers, reports, clippings, handbooks, notes and notebooks. They document his career and activities in Washington, D.C., as well as his travels and service in the United States Air Force.
Collection: Organized into 6 series: Republican politics and cultural events in Washington, DC, Teaching, Travel, Medical Reference Files, Notebooks, and Personal.
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of John Lodge were donated to the University Archives by the George Washington University's Office of Facilities, 03/10/2009, (Accession Number 2009.035).
The following publications were sent to the Special Collections stacks:
Ophthalmologists of Maryland Washington and Virginia, n.d. Ophthalmolgists of Metropolitan Washington, 1975, 1978-79, 1992 The Physicians Directory, 1973 The Medical Directory of Washington, D.C. and Surrounding Counties, 1965, 1968, n.d. The Little Blue Book 1996 Washington D.C. Metropolitian Area Commission on Licensure Healing Arts Practice Act 1965
- Washington Hospital Center (Organization)
- George Washington University. School of Medicine (Organization)
- District of Columbia Young Republicans (Organization)
- Young Republican Club of the District of Columbia (Organization)
- Episcopal Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (Washington, D.C.) (Organization)
- United States. Air Force (Organization)
- Guide to the John Lodge papers, 1935-2008
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English