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Title: Lasky Center Photographs and Contact SheetsAdd to your cart.

ID: VC/VC213

Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

A native of St. Louis, Lane Woodrow (“Woody”) O’Brien (1913-1992) received his D.D.S. degree from the Washington University School of Dentistry in 1935.  After his graduation, O’Brien served an internship with the U. S. Public Health Service and in 1938 joined the faculty of his alma mater.  During World War II he served with the 21st General Hospital in Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Dr. O’Brien returned to St. Louis after the war and resumed his dental practice and teaching at the Washington University School of Dentistry, where he served as professor of maxillofacial prosthodontics and cleft palate dentistry.  He became a nationally recognized clinician and researcher in the treatment of facial birth defects and oral cancer rehabilitation.  He established the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Cancer Rehabilitation Center at the dental school in 1966, serving as its director until his retirement in 1978.  Dr. O’Brien went on to direct the Cleft Palate Group at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of 17 photographs and contact sheets primarily depicting group shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien posed with menbers of Nadah, a Hebrew women's charity service club. The photo shoot with members of Nadah was due to the club's donation of $5000 to the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center of Washington University School of Dental Medicine. L. Woodrow O'Brien served established the center and served as its director from 1966 until his retirement in 1978. Some of the contact sheets are action shots of O'Brien working with children at the center. 

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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], Lasky Center Photographs, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.


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Item List 1: VC213Add to your cart.
Item VC213001: Mrs. Albert Pevnick, president of Nadah, presenting a check for $1000 to Dr. L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Included in the folder is a press release describing the photograph. Nadah, the Hebrew women's charity service club, pledged $5000 to the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center of Washington University School of Dentistry.
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC213001
Item VC213002: Contact sheet with 15 group portraits of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah, Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 1 contact sheet and 3 acetate film strips : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm., 35 mm.
UnitID: VC213002
Item VC213003: Group portrait of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC213003
Item VC213004: Group portrait of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC213004
Item VC213005: Group portrait of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC213005
Item VC213006: L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah gathered around a woman bottle-feeding an infant in a dentist's chair., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print and 1 acetate film strip : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm., 35 mm.
UnitID: VC213006
Item VC213007: L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah gathered around a woman bottle-feeding an infant in a dentist's chair., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print and 4 acetate film strips : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm., 35 mm.
UnitID: VC213007
Item VC213008: Contact sheet with 9 group portraits of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah, Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213008
Item VC213009: Contact sheet with 30 portraits of L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213009
Item VC213010: Contact sheet with 30 shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center, at work., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213010
Item VC213011: Contact sheet with 25 shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center, at work., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213011
Item VC213012: Contact sheet with 30 shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center, at work., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213012
Item VC213013: Contact sheet with 33 shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien, director of the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center, at work., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213013
Item VC213014: Contact sheet with 18 group portraits of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah, Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213014
Item VC213015: Contact sheet with 34 group shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah, Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213015
Item VC213016: Contact sheet with 29 group portraits of four women, possibly members of Nadah., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
UnitID: VC213016
Item VC213017: Contact sheet with 11 group portraits of L. Woodrow O'Brien and members of Nadah, Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center., circa 1966Add to your cart.
Physical Description: Contact sheet : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
UnitID: VC213017

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