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ID: PC/PC133
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1950-1951
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Dr. Albert M. Repetto (12/31/1920-8/19/1969) was a general surgeon in private practice in St. Louis. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine on February 28, 1946. From April to December of that year he interned at St. Louis City Hospital. He did a residency in general surgery at the same hospital from 1947-1950. From July 1950 to June 1951 Dr. Repetto was a surgery resident at Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital. He became Board Certified in General Surgery in 1955.

From 1951 until his death, Dr. Repetto was on the clinical teaching staff at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He also served for several years as the police surgeon for the St. Louis Police Department. At the time of his death Dr. Repetto was Chief of Surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital. He was also on the staff of St. Mary’s Group of Hospitals, Alexian Brothers Hospital, and DePaul Hospital. His office was at 3654 S. Grand. Early in his practice his office was in the University Club Building on North Grand.

Dr. Repetto was ambitious and politically active. He fought unsuccessfully to keep St. Anthony’s Hospital in the city of St. Louis. He was an outspoken opponent of “socialized medicine” and appeared on several panels to represent his views. He served as President of the St. Louis Medical Society as did his father-in-law, Edward P. Buddy, a prominent internist. He was also a member of the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Repetto was the child of two first-generation Americans. His father (Albert J. Repetto)’s family was from Genoa, Italy. His mother, Mary Touzinsky’s family was from Bohemia and had a tailoring business in St. Louis. Dr. Repetto had a stillborn older brother and his parents promised that if the next child lived they would name him for the Blessed Mother. Hence Dr. Repetto’s unusual middle name (Mary or Maria).

Dr. Repetto married the former Alice Jeanne Buddy on April 12, 1947. The couple had six children, Ann, Mary, Jeanne, Peter, Malachy, and Sandro. On August 19, 1969, while on vacation with his family in South Haven, Dr. Repetto drowned. His death was widely reported in the St. Louis media.

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Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Albert Repetto Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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