Sherwood Moore Papers


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Sherwood Moore Papers


  • 1917-1948 (Creation)


5.50 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

Sherwood Moore was the first professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine and among the earliest to hold such a position in the nation. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore studied for a year at the University of Virginia before transferring to Washington University. Moore received his MD from the Washington University Medical Department in 1905. He was an intern at St. Louis city Hospital (1905-1906), and a resident in obstetrics at Washington University Hospital (1906-1907). After several years of practice in St. Louis and a year in Africa (1914), Moore decided to specialize in radiology. He received additional training in x-ray techniques in Richmond and in Boston. In 1917, Moore returned to Washington University as assistant in surgery and roentgenologist to Barnes Hospital. He was promoted to full professor in 1927.

With the founding of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 1930, Moore was named its first director, continuing in that capacity as chief roentgenologist to all the hospitals affiliated with Washington University. He made vital contributions in those years to research led by Evarts A. Graham in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases of the chest and digestive tract. He was a distinguished member of numerous professional societies in this country and abroad.

Scope and content

The Sherwood Moore papers include correspondence, notes, reports, manuscripts, and reprints of articles. They document Dr. Moore’s interests in radiology, cholescystography, hospital administration, and his involvement in the work of Barnes Hospital, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis Maternity Hospital, the School of Medicine administration, and the Department of Radiology.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Gift of Veronica (Mrs. Sherwood) Moore, 1964-1966.

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