George Homan Papers


Reference code


Level of description



George Homan Papers


  • 1879-1921. (Creation)
  • 1878-1920 (Creation)


1.7 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Name of creator


Biographical history

George Homan (1846-1928) graduated from Missouri Medical College in 1873. From 1886 to 1893, he was Professor of Hygiene and Forensic Medicine at St. Louis Medical College. Afterwards he became the Chief Sanitary Officer for St. Louis Health Department from 1893 to 1915. During his tenure, his position was upgraded to that of City Health Commissioner. He was a member of the St. Louis Medical Society, and its President in 1906.

Scope and content

This collection contains lectures, memoranda, data, correspondence, notes, clippings, and reprints.

System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

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Preferred Citation:

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Custodial history

Gifts of George Homan to St. Louis Medical History Club, the Saint Louis Medical Society and Washington University Medical School. Part of the Homan Papers was the gift of the Saint Louis Medical Society, 1990. See individual series and items for details.

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Specialized notes

Alternative identifier(s)

Rules or conventions

"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

Sources used

Archivist's note

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Place access points

Accession area