David M. Skilling Papers


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David M. Skilling Papers


  • 1923-1981 (Creation)


2.00 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

David Miller Skilling was a Barnes/ Washington University physician who received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College (Pennsylvania) in 1923 before earning his MD from Washington University in 1928. Upon graduation, he served as a fellow and instructor in pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Skilling returned to St. Louis to serve as an Instructor in Clinical Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, a position he held from 1933 to 1973. A specialist in diseases of the chest, Dr. Skilling had staff appointments at a number of hospitals including Barnes Hospital (1937-), Deaconess, St. Luke's, Missouri Pacific, and Saint Mary on the Mount. Additionally, he was the medical director of the St. Louis Tuberculosis and Health Society.

Scope and content

The collection includes a curriculum vitae, manuscripts and notes, certificates, diplomas, licenses, and reprints of articles.

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Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (arb@wusm.wustl.edu).

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

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Custodial history

The items in this collection were the gift of Dr. Skilling’s wife, Eloise Skilling. Accession number: 1981-065.

Immediate source of acquisition

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information


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

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