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ID: PC/PC067
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1906-1967
expand icon Biographical/Historical Note

Robert E. Schlueter (1872-1955) graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1891. Four years later he graduated cum laude from the Missouri Medical College, where he then began teaching in the departments of Physiology and Pharmacy. During this time, Dr. Schlueter also served an informal internship at St. John’s Hospital as a surgical assistant for Dr. Theodore F. Prewitt. Although he disapproved of the absorption of Missouri Medical College into Washington University, Dr. Schlueter was appointed Instructor in Surgery at the Medical Department. He held this position at Washington University until 1916.

Dr. Schlueter joined the faculty of the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1923 as associate professor of Surgery. In addition to his role as educator, Dr. Schlueter was a leading St. Louis surgeon, holding staff appointments at the O’Fallon Dispensary and at City, Lutheran, Mullanphy, DePaul, St. John’s, Deaconess, and St. Anthony’s Hospitals. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Schlueter held a number of administrative positions in professional organizations including serving as president of the St. Louis Medical Society (1911), the Missouri State Medical Association (1918), and the St. Louis Surgical Society (1941).

In 1909-1910, Dr. Schlueter enjoyed fourteen months of travel and post-graduate study of surgery, pathology, and medical history in Europe. While studying abroad, he amassed a large collection of books that he retained for further study and future publications. Dr. Schlueter later donated his large collection on Paracelsus, the sixteenth century physician and philosopher, to the St. Louis Medical Society in 1938. The Bernard Becker Medical Library now houses the Robert E. Schlueter–Paracelsus Collection.

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Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Related Materials: Also available at the Bernard Becker Medical Library are the Robert E. Schlueter–Paracelsus Collection of rare books and Robert E. Schlueter visual collection (VC158) consisting of photographs, postcards, and lecture cards.
Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Robert E. Schlueter Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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