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Neil A. Grauer

Neil A. Grauer is a Baltimore-based writer and caricaturist. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he has written three books on the history of Johns Hopkins Medicine: Centuries of Caring: The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Story (2004); Leading the Way: A History of Johns Hopkins Medicine (2012); and The Special Field: A History of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins (2015). He also has written about many other facets of the university, including its century-long history as a lacrosse powerhouse – and is the creator of the cartoon Blue Jay mascot.

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In a last conversation before his death at 99 this January, the artist recalled the places he visited, drew, and wrote about during prohibition in New York City. You can still lift a glass at a couple of them. Read >>
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The dour radio comedian regarded his work as totally ephemeral, but a new generation of comics has built upon his foundations Read >>
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