Robert R. Anschuetz Correspondence


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Robert R. Anschuetz Correspondence


  • 1983 (Creation)
  • 1983 (Creation)


0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Biographical history

Robert R. Anschuetz was a longtime surgeon in Alton, Illinois. He opened his private surgery practice in 1949, and was the founding chairman of the surgery department and former chief of staff at St. Anthony's Health Center. Anschuetz was also the president of the medical staff and chief of surgery at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was a Washington University alumnus, having received both his undergraduate and medical degrees (M.D. 1940) from the institution. He married Ella Pfeiffenberger in 1942.

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Eugene M. Bricker graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1934 and joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery in 1938. During the second World War, Bricker served in the Army Medical Corps and was a senior consultant for plastic surgery in the European Theater of Operations. After the war he returned to St. Louis and served on the surgical staff of Barnes Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital until he retired in 1975. Bricker was also a member of the Washington University board of trustees from 1964 to 1975 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university. Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary, January 4, 2000.

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Letter? from Anschuetz to Eugene M. Bricker regarding Evarts A. Graham and the first cholecystogram film.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Gift; Becker Library copy: Eugene M. Bricker; 1987; (87-007).

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