W. McKim Marriott Reprints


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W. McKim Marriott Reprints


  • 1905-1931 (Creation)


0.15 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 volume)

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Biographical history

Williams McKim Marriott was a pediatrician who was considered as one of the greatest influences in the field of pediatrics during the first half of the 20th century. Marriott was born in Baltimore on March 5, 1885 and was educated at Marston's School for Boys, University of North Carolina, and Cornell Medical School. He first came to Washington University as an instructor in biological chemistry in 1910, but he soon resigned four years later to join the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.

In 1917, Washington University hired him again to become a professor of pediatrics and physician-in-chief for St. Louis Children's Hospital. Marriott later became the dean of the School of Medicine in 1923, which he served until his resignation in July 1936 to become the dean and professor of research medicine at University of California School of Medicine. He died on November 11, 1936 in San Francisco. Amongst his contributions to medicine are Recent Advances in Chemistry in Relation to Medical Practice (1928) and Infant Nutrition (1930).

Scope and content

The collection is composed of selected reprints of Marriott’s published works, covering thirteen studies and articles on infant care and nutrition, medical curriculum, and biochemistry.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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

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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

The volume was cataloged as W7 M359 1905-1931, transferred from the library circulating collection, and retains its library bookplate.

Immediate source of acquisition

Transfer; St. Louis Children's Hospital Office of the Physician in Chief, 15 September 1988 (1988-030: Packet of reprints by W. McKim Marriott, head of pediatrics, 1924-1951.).

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