Collection FC176 - William Taussig Papers


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William Taussig Papers



1.00 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

William Taussig was born in Prague in 1826. He came to the United States in 1846, and found work as a chemist at Charless, Blow and Company in St. Louis. He attended classes at St. Louis Medical College, and started a private practice in Carondelet (now part of St. Louis). He was elected mayor of Carondelet in 1852, and he became a judge on the St. Louis County Court in 1859. In 1865, he was appointed United States Internal Revenue collector by President Lincoln. Soon after the close of the Civil War, Taussig became first president of the Traders' Bank.

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A large, leather-bound, commemorative “In Memoriam” (5 pages) for William Taussig, MD.

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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.

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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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