Robert K. Royce Papers


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Robert K. Royce Papers



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Biographical history

Robert K. Royce, MD, was a Washington University urologist who led the Division of Urology as interim chief from 1973 to 1975. Royce, a native of Mississippi, spent his first two years of medical school at the University of Mississippi before transferring and completing his training at Washington University School of Medicine in 1942. After a year of rotating internship at the University of Chicago and two years in the Army Medical Corps, Royce began his surgical training at Barnes Hospital. He completed his urologic residency under chief Dalton K. Rose, MD, in 1949. The Robert K. Royce Distinguished Professorship in Urologic Surgery was established in 2009.

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Short biographical sketch (2 pages) of Vincil Rogers Deakin (1897-1977).  Also, a 12 page "History of Urology at Washington University School of Medicine" written by Dr. Royce.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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