Andrew B. Jones Oral History


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Andrew B. Jones Oral History


  • October 10, 1980 (Creation)


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Andrew B. Jones was born in 1890 in Tennessee, and earned his M.D. degree at Vanderbilt University in 1916. He completed a medical internship under George Dock in 1919 and served as a neurology resident under Sidney I. Schwab in 1920. From 1921-1922 Jones served as a resident in psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then returned to Washington University School of Medicine to join the faculty, where he taught neurology and psychiatry until his retirement from active practice in 1965.

During the 1930s, Jones made a special study of the encephalitis outbreak in St. Louis, and published several articles on the subject. He was the chief of the encephalitis section of Barnes Hospital during World War II, and also served as a psychiatric consultant to the Selective Service Agency of Eastern Missouri. He was associated with numerous professional organizations during his career, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Neurology. In 1980, Andrew B. Jones and his wife Gretchen endowed a Professorship of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. Jones passed away in 1981.

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Gretchen Pemberton Jones, 92, St. Louis, formerly of Iberia, died March 20, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Extended Care Facility, St. Louis.

She was born Aug. 12, 1908, near Iberia, a daughter of Wade A. and Edna Francis Wall Pemberton. She was married April 9, 1964, in Dayton, Tenn., to Dr. Andrew B. Jones, who died June 19, 1981.

She was a 1927 graduate of the Iberia Academy, a 1929 graduate of Iberia Junior College and a 1931 graduate of Drury College, Springfield. She was a medical technician at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, and worked as a secretary and lab technician for a group of doctors.

After her retirement she lived on Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee, and Lake Okeechobee in Florida. In 1976, she helped establish the Andrew B. Jones and Gretchen P. Jones Professorship in Neurology at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis.

She was a member of the Iberia Congregational Christian Church.

Survivors include: one stepson, Andrew B. Jones Jr., Adams, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Pat Ingles, Marathon, Fla., and Barbara Pemberton, Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Wilma Birge, Seymour, Ind., Janet Wilson, Florissant, and Jean Keeth, Iberia; and two brothers, Don Pemberton, Cape Girardeau and Victor Pemberton, Tuscumbia.

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In his oral history interview, Jones discusses some of his experiences as a medical officer during World War I. He also recalls some of the changes he witnessed over the years in the field of neurology and at the Washington University School of Medicine. Jones recalls some of his colleagues, such as Vilray P. Blair, George Dock, Ernest Sachs, and Sidney Schwab.

Interviewed by Paul Anderson in 1980. Approximate Length: 53 minutes. Grace Jones (Mrs. Andrew B. Jones) was also present and spoke during the interview.

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