Dr. Sydney Evans Johnson was a native of Lansing, Michigan, the son of Christen Jensen and Emma Maria Sophie Engelking Johnson. He married Lillian Genevieve Carleton in 1918. He was a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. He served as Professor of Anatomy at the University of Louisville School of Medicine from 1923 to 1947. He was a founding member of Louisville’s “Innominate Society” for the study of the history of medicine. He and Dr. Sidney I. Kornhauser developed an enclosed dissecting table for use in gross anatomy classes.