Name and location of repository
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H. Rommel Hildreth Oral History
- 8 April 1981 (Creation)
0.05 Linear Feet
Name of creator
H. Rommel Hildreth was an ophthalmologist who was born 1902. Hildreth received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1928.
Name of creator
Estelle Brodman (1914-2007) served as an Assistant librarian for reference service at the National Library of Medicine, 1949-1961. She became the Library Director and Professor of Medical History at Washington University School of Medicine in 1961, and served in these positions until her retirement in 1981. Brodman served as the Editor of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association from 1947-1957, and as President of the Medical Library Association, 1964-1965.
Scope and content
Hildreth discusses the dispute between the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in the early 1960s, and the roles of Edgar M. Queeny (chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital), Edward W. Dempsey (dean of the medical school), consultants Joseph Hinsey and John H. Knowles, and Washington University chancellor George Pake. Hildreth also talks about some of the faculty of the medical school while he was a student in the mid-1920s, such as Evarts A. Graham and Joseph Erlanger.
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Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Related archival materials
Oral history interview: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/interviews/hildreth.html
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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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Place access points
Name access points
- Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals (Subject)
- Barnes Hospital (Saint Louis, Mo.) (Subject)
- Queeny, Edgar M. (Edgar Monsanto) (Subject)
- Dempsey, Edward W. (Edward Wheeler) (Subject)
- Hinsey, Joseph C. (Subject)
- Knowles, John H. (Subject)
- Pake, G. E. (George Edward) (Subject)
- Erlanger, Joseph (Subject)
- Graham, Evarts A. (Evarts Ambrose), 1883-1957 (Subject)
- Administration and Finance, Washington University School of Medicine (Subject)