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George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006) | Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives

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Predominant Dates:12/16/1969

ID: OH/OH006

Extent: 0.05 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

St. Louis attorney George S. Hecker (1922-2001) joined the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in 1951, serving on both for almost 20 years. In addition, Hecker served as Treasurer of the Washington University Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals (WUMSAH) from 1964 to 1969.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: Oral history interview

Preferred Citation: George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006), Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.


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