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Level of description
Edmund B. Alvis Papers
- 1934-1978 (Creation)
1.50 Linear Feet
Name of creator
Dr. Edmund B. Alvis (1910-1988) was a longtime St. Louis ophthalmologist who graduated with an M.D. from the Washington University Medical School in 1934. He served his residency at Barnes Hospital where he continued on staff for 50 years. He also worked in private practice with his father Bennett Y. Alvis in St. Louis. During World War II, Dr. Alvis rose to the rank of colonel in the Army after his exemplary service as an eye surgeon with the 21st General Hospital Unit in North Africa, Italy, and France. At war's end, he returned to his father's practice (later known as Alvis, Kayes & Knopf). As Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, he taught at Washington University through 1978, the same year he retired from practice. Dr. Alvis also published a number of articles on ophthalmic surgery, his chief interest.
*Sources: Obituary, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 17 September 1988, and Barnes Hospital Bulletin, October 1988, p. 6.
Scope and content
Dr. Edmund B. Alvis’ papers document his continued connection with the Washington University Class of 1934, his service with the 21st General Hospital during World War II, and his patient care and research work in ophthalmic surgery from 1934. Types of materials in the collection include correspondence, photographs, publications, records of hospitalized cases and operations, research notes, and case reports.
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The collection is open and accessible for research.
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The papers were the gift of Dr. Harry Knopf in 2009.
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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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