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Barnes Hospital Medical Staff Photographs, 1916-1952 | Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives

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Title: Barnes Hospital Medical Staff Photographs, 1916-1952Add to your cart.

ID: VC/VC305

Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

The history of Barnes Hospital begins with the will of St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Robert A. Barnes. In 1892, Barnes bequeathed funds to be used for, “erecting and maintaining…a hospital for the sick and injured persons without distinction of creed.” While plans for the hospital were being formalized, Washington University President Robert S. Brookings was searching for a teaching hospital with which to affiliate Washington University Medical School. He approached the trustees of Barnes Hospital, and by 1911 a contract between the two intuitions had been struck. The contract moved the location of Washington University School of Medicine to near the hospital’s proposed Kingshighway location, and stipulated that the two institutions would share staff and other resources. On December 7, 1914, Barnes Hospital opened with 26 patients transferred from Washington University Hospital.

In the ensuing years, Barnes Hospital would continue to expand, offering new services, building larger facilities, and treating more patients. The 26 initial patients of 1914 became 3,501 admitted to Barnes and its operating hospitals in 1920, a number which grew to 22,000 admitted patients in 1950 and to 34,553 admitted patients in 1995.  Facilities expanded to accommodate these patients, with the new East Pavilion rising in 1972 and the West Pavilion joining it in 1980. The pavilions linked with Queeny Tower, which had opened in 1965.  Staff also expanded from the original 80 members in 1915. By 1995, Barnes employed 5,721 full time employees; had 1,433 physicians on staff; and housed 741 interns, residents, and fellows.  Net revenue in the 100 years of operation increased from $3.675.77 in 1915 to $34,486 in 2015. As it has grown, Barnes Hospital and its staff members have achieved many medical innovations and firsts. These innovations are numerous and range from the first successful total pneumonectomy in 1933 to the country’s first successful nerve transplantation in 1993.

Barnes Hospital would go on to be associated in various ways with many other medical facilities over the coming years, including St. Louis Children’s Hospital; St. Louis Maternity Hospital; Mallinckrodt Radiological Institute; McMillan Hospital and Oscar Johnson Institute; David P. Wohl Hospital; Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital; Renard Hospital; and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. In November 1992, Barnes and Jewish Hospitals signed an affiliation agreement, agreeing to pool resources wherever possible. This affiliation agreement was completed in March 1993 to create Barnes-Jewish, Incorporated (BJI). In April of 1993, BJI and Christian Health Services announced that they would affiliate to create BJC Health System, an affiliation which was finalized in June 1993. In January of 1996, a merger of Barnes and Jewish Hospital, built on the sharing of resources which began with the completion of the affiliation agreement in 1993, was legally completed, and the two became the present day Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of 43 group portraits of Barnes Hospital Medical and Surgical staff from 1919-1952.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.

Use Restrictions: Users of the collection should read and abide by the guidelines of the Use of Archival Collections policy at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Item number], Barnes Hospital Medical Staff Photographs, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.


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Item List 1: VC305Add to your cart.
Item VC305001: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff, 1927-1952., circa 1952Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305001
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Item VC305002: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1952Add to your cart.
Handwritten note accompanying the photograph identifies some of the subjects.
UnitID: VC305002
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305003: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1952Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305003
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305004: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1951Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305004
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305005: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital House Staff., 1951Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305005
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305006: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital House Staff., 1950Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305006
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305007: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1950Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305007
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Item VC305008: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1949Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305008
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Item VC305009: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1948Add to your cart.
Two copies. Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305009
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Item VC305010: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1947Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305010
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 18 x 28 cm.
Item VC305011: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1946Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305011
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305012: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Surgical House Staff., 1946Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305012
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305013: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1945Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305013
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305014: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Surgical House Staff., 1945Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305014
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305015: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Ward House Staff., 1945Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305015
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305016: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1944Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305016
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305017: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1943Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305017
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305018: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical House Staff., 1942Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305018
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305019: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Staff., 1942Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305019
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305020: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical House Staff., 1941Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305020
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305021: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1940Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305021
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305022: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1939Add to your cart.
Two copies. Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305022
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305023: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1938Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305023
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305024: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1937Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305024
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305025: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1936Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305025
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305026: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1935Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305026
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305027: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., circa 1934Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305027
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305028: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1933Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305028
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305029: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1932Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305029
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305030: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1931Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305030
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305031: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1930Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305031
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305032: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., circa 1929Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305032
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305033: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1928Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305033
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
Item VC305034: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1927Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305034
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
Item VC305035: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1926Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305035
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305036: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1925Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305036
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305037: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1924Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305037
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305038: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1923Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305038
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
Item VC305039: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1922Add to your cart.
UnitID: VC305039
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Item VC305040: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1921Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
UnitID: VC305040
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
Item VC305041: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1920Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC305041
Item VC305042: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Surigcal Staff., 1919Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.
UnitID: VC305042
Item VC305043: Group portrait of Barnes Hospital Medical Staff., 1919Add to your cart.
Typed caption accompanying the photograph identifies the subjects.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC305043

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