Collection OH026 - A.N. Arneson, John E. Hobbs, and Melvin A. Roblee Oral History

Description

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OH026

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Collection

Title

A.N. Arneson, John E. Hobbs, and Melvin A. Roblee Oral History

Date(s)

  • 5/24/1976 (Creation)

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Name of creator

(1905-1996)

Biographical history

Axel N. Arneson received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1928 then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Barnes Hospital. Arneson became a world-renowned pioneer in the use of radium and external radiation in the treatment of cancer of the cervix and uterine body. He also served as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of therapeutic radiology at Washington University School of Medicine.

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(Born 1901)

Biographical history

John E. Hobbs graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1927 and later served as clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University.

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(Born 1900)

Biographical history

Melvin A. Roblee graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1925 and afterward served as clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Scope and content

The three physicians discuss their experiences as students at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s; changes in medical practice and education during the 20th century; and changes in the study and practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Arneson, Hobbs, and Roblee also relate stories about Barnes Hospital, St. Louis Maternity Hospital, surgeons Evarts A. Graham and Ernest Sachs, physiologist Joseph Erlanger, and obstetricians Henry Schwarz and Otto Henry Schwarz. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on May 24, 1976. OH026. Approximate Length 87 minutes.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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