Name and location of repository
Level of description
William K. Hall Papers
- 1973-1984 (Creation)
0.25 Linear Feet
Name of creator
William K. Hall (1918-2011) was an assistant professor emeritus of dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine and emeritus staff member of Barnes Hospital. He held degrees from Yale University (1939) and Harvard Medical School (1942), and then joined the U.S. Navy for the next 20 years. When he retired as a captain in the Naval Medical Corps in 1962, Hall set up a private dermatology practice in St. Charles, MO until his retirement in 1982. He joined the clinical faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in 1962.
Scope and content
The collection consists of an unbound typescript manuscript, "History of dermatology in St. Louis, Missouri" (1973, 274 leaves) and a later bound version of the manuscript, "Dermatology and Dermatologists in St. Louis" (, 372 leaves). The earlier version contains photographs, letters, clippings, and other documents. Both versions are indexed. Included are histories of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, the Barnes Hospital dermatology staff, and the St. Louis Dermatological Society, and biographical information about 19th and 20th century St. Louis dermatologists.
System of arrangement
Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Gift; Becker Library copy: William K. Hall, MD; 1986; (86-036).
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift; Becker Library copy:St. Louis Society for Medical and Scientific Education; 1990; (90-061).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Rules or conventions
"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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