Collection FC151 - Lorraine Lake Papers


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Lorraine Lake Papers


  • 1954-1999 (Creation)


0.50 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

Lorraine F. Lake was a member of the last class of 12 students to graduate from the Barnes Hospital School for Physical Therapy in 1948. She then joined the faculty of Washington University as an assistant in the Program in Physical Therapy. Lake continued her education, receiving a bachelor’s of science in 1950, a master’s degree in 1954, and a Ph.D. in 1962 from Washington University.

Dr. Lake held joint appointments in the Program in Physical Therapy and the Department of Anatomy, first as instructor and, beginning in 1958, as assistant professor. She also joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health as an assistant professor in 1971. From 1961 until 1979 Lorraine Lake served as the associate director of the Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehabilitation. In 1980, Lake retired as assistant professor emeritus. The Washington University Program in Physical Therapy established a scholarship fund in Lake’s name given to a second-year student who exemplifies the highest professional and personal values, promise and performance. Lake died in December 2000.

Scope and content

The collection contains Lorraine Lake’s MA thesis and PhD dissertation, correspondence from when she was faculty in the Program in Physical Therapy and associate director of the Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehabilitation, and a scrapbook and other materials related to the IWJ Institute of Rehabilitation.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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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 (

Preferred Citation:

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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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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