A photocollage of various objects and the words objects of affection.

Objects of Affection

lasker award statue

Lasker Foundation Award (1997)

Eight JHSPH faculty and alumni have received the “the public health Nobel,” including Deans Emeriti Alfred Sommer and D.A. Henderson.



monroe calculator

Monroe calculator (c. 1925)

This hand-cranked first “computer” at the School was used to tabulate vital statistics from 1918 until about 1960.



hand-operated water pump

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.



blue glass globe

Glass globe (2001)

This keepsake commemorates the renaming of the School in honor of Michael R. Bloomberg’s generous philanthropic commitment.