Virgil Loeb, Jr. Oral History


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Virgil Loeb, Jr. Oral History


  • April 2003 (Creation)


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Biographical history

Virgil "Bud" Loeb, Jr. attended Swarthmore College and later graduated from Washington University School of Medicine where he trained under Carl V. Moore, M.D. After his graduation in 1944, Loeb served overseas as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He began his lifetime interest and distinguished career in hematology and medical oncology after returning home. Loeb was a hematologist and medical oncologist and, beginning in 1979, a member of the board of directors of the American Cancer Society. He served as that organization's national president in 1986-1987. He also was a founding member of the community advisory board for the Siteman Cancer Center. Loeb retired as professor emeritus of clinical medicine.

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(Born 1950)

Biographical history

Candace O'Connor is an award-winning, St. Louis-based, freelance writer and editor. She specializes in historical and medical writing, and is the author of 13 books on Midwest history. For more than three decades, her stories have appeared in local and national publications.

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Transcript consists of interview notes taken while researching an article on three faculty members - Mildred Trotter, Ernie Sachs, and Carl Moore - at the Washington University School of Medicine. Loeb comments about all three, relating stories about them as teachers and colleagues.

Interviewed by Candace O'Connor in 2003.

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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.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Gift; Becker Library copy:Virgil Loeb, Jr., MD; 2004; (2004-026).

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