George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006)
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Brief Description: The first interview covers the history of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis, its affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine in the early 1950s, and its growth not only as a hospital offering free care to the indigent but also as a clinical and research hospital. In the second interview Hecker discusses the organization and early years of the Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals, Inc. (WUMSAH), 1962-1964. Hecker also discusses the dispute between Edgar Queeny, chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital, and the Washington University School of Medicine and its then-dean, Edward Dempsey. The first interview is approximately 18 minutes in length. The second interview is approximately 24 minutes in length. Interviewed by Walter W. Walker on December 16, 1969 and January 7, 1970. OH006. Approximate Length 42 minutes.
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Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8132
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 362-4236
Fax: (314) 454-6606
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Record Series Number: OH/OH006
Volume: 0.05 Linear Feet
Related Materials: Oral history interview
PreferredCitation: George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006), Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.