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George H. Bishop Oral History

  • OH004
  • Collection
  • 11/24/1969

Bishop discusses his collaboration with Drs. Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Spencer Gasser on the properties of nerve fibers as recorded on the oscilloscope in the early 1920s at the Washington University School of Medicine. Interviewed by Walter W. Walker on November 24, 1969. OH004. Approximate Length 10 minutes.

Bishop, George H.

David E. Kennell Oral History

  • OH005
  • Collection
  • 11/25/1969

Kennell recounts the participation of the St. Louis Doctors for Peace in the nationwide Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam held on October 15, 1969 at the Washington University School of Medicine. The audio quality of the last 40 seconds of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Walter W. Walker on November 25, 1969. OH005. Approximate Length 18 minutes.

Kennell, David E.

George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006)

  • OH006
  • Collection
  • 12/16/1969

The first interview covers the history of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis, its affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine in the early 1950s, and its growth not only as a hospital offering free care to the indigent but also as a clinical and research hospital. In the second interview Hecker discusses the organization and early years of the Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals, Inc. (WUMSAH), 1962-1964. Hecker also discusses the dispute between Edgar Queeny, chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital, and the Washington University School of Medicine and its then-dean, Edward Dempsey. The first interview is approximately 18 minutes in length. The second interview is approximately 24 minutes in length. Interviewed by Walter W. Walker on December 16, 1969 and January 7, 1970. OH006. Approximate Length 42 minutes.

Hecker, George S.

Mildred Trotter Oral History (OH010)

  • OH010
  • Collection
  • May 23, 1972

Interviewed by Estelle Brodman in 1972. Approximate Length: 96 minutes.

Trotter, Mildred, 1899-1991

Oliver H. Lowry Oral History

  • OH012
  • Collection
  • 6/16/1972

Lowry discusses the life and work of Helen Tredway Graham, a member of the department of pharmacology of the Washington University School of Medicine from 1925-1971. Lowry discusses their work together studying histamines. The audio quality of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on June 16, 1972. OH012. Approximate Length 7 minutes.

Lowry, Oliver H.

John A. Pierce Oral History

  • OH014
  • Collection
  • 4/3/1974

Pierce discusses the career of his colleague Alfred Goldman, a 1920 graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine and, for fifty years, a member of the clinical faculty of the school. Pierce describes some of Goldman’s early research on the effect of chilling on the development of upper respiratory disease, the physiology of hyperventilation, and tetany. Goldman’s great skill working and relating to both his patients and with students is described. Pierce comments on Goldman’s careful scholarship and tenacity as a researcher as well as his dedication to his family and to his patients. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on April 3, 1974. OH014. Approximate Length 32 minutes.

Pierce, John A.

Beckett Howorth Oral History

  • OH016
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Howorth discusses his family’s background and growing up in Mississippi and his medical education experiences. Howorth recalls his orthopedic training with Dr. Russell Hibbs at the New York Orthopedic Hospital; his research, publications and teaching in orthopedics; his move to southwestern Connecticut in 1949 and subsequent career in Greenwich; and his involvement with national and international professional organizations. Audio quality of interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH016. Approximate Length 85 minutes.

Howorth, Beckett

Jerome S. Levy Oral History

  • OH017
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Levy describes his family and educational background in Arkansas, his experiences as a student at Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and professors there such as Ernie Sachs. Levy recounts the accomplishments of some of his fellow students in the medical school class of 1925. Levy also discusses his philosophy on treating patients, his 50-plus years of practicing gastroenterology, and his service during World War II. The audio quality of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH017. Approximate Length 40 minutes.

Levy, Jerome S.

Abraham E. Hiebert Oral History

  • OH018
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Hiebert discusses his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and the influence of some of his professors such as Vilray P. Blair. Hiebert also discusses his career as a plastic surgeon. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH018. Approximate Length 23 minutes.

Hiebert, Abraham E.

Eugene J. Bribach Oral History

  • OH019
  • Collection
  • 10/8/1975

Bribach discusses his experiences in medical school and his later studies in medicine in Germany. He also comments on some of his instructors, such as Robert J. Terry; classmates, such as Sherwood Moore; and his medical internship at St. Louis City Hospital. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on October 8, 1975. OH019. Approximate Length 90 minutes.

Bribach, Eugene J.

William B. Parker Oral History

  • OH021
  • Collection
  • 2/17/1976; 2/24/1976; 3/2/1976

In a series of three interviews, Parker relates some of the history of the Washington University School of Medicine and its administrative staff, operation and structure. He mentions the deans under which he served and names several of the members of the secretarial and support staff with who he worked over the years. The audio quality of the interview is inconsistent and there is intermittent background noise. There are several long pauses between questions and during some of the answers. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on February 17, February 24, and March 2, 1976. OH021. Approximate Length 72 minutes.

Parker, William B.

Adam N. Boyd Oral History

  • OH023
  • Collection
  • 5/13/1976

Boyd recounts some of his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and his recollections of instructors such as Barney Brooks and David Barr. Also covered are some of Boyd’s experiences as a general practitioner in Houston, Texas, especially during the Depression. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 13, 1976. OH023. Approximate Length 54 minutes.

Boyd, Adam N.

Edwin D. Greer Oral History

  • OH024
  • Collection
  • 7/14/1976

Greer discusses his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine after his service in the Navy Medical Corps in World War I, and some of his influential teachers, such as Philip Shaffer. Greer talks of his experiences establishing his medical practice in Oakland, California, his hobby of music, and his patient-oriented approach to medicine. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 14, 1976. OH024. Approximate Length 50 minutes.

Greer, Edwin D.

Walter R. Peterson Oral History

  • OH025
  • Collection
  • 5/14/1976

Peterson tells of some of his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and faculty members such as Evarts A. Graham. He describes his internships and residencies in St. Louis and New York City, his practice as an orthopedic surgeon in Trenton, New Jersey, and his position as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Peterson also discusses some of the changes in the practice of orthopedic surgery over the course of his career, the impact of malpractice insurance, and his philosophy of practicing medicine. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 14, 1976. OH025. Approximate Length 37 minutes.

Peterson, Walter R.

Hallowell Davis Oral History

  • OH027
  • Collection
  • 4/6/1977

These interviews begin with Davis’s studies at Harvard and his post-graduate study in England. Davis discusses his research on the electrophysiology of the auditory system and electrical activity of the brain and his defense work during World War II studying human tolerance to loud sounds. Davis describes the establishment of a research department at the Central Institute for the Deaf and work on hearing tests and speech audiometry, including the development of the first American standards for audiometers. Davis describes then-current methods in electro-physiology to measure peripheral hearing of young children by detecting electrical responses in the brain. The interview ends with a brief discussion of the problems related to world overpopulation, pollution, and international relations.

The transcript presents an edited version of the sound recording. The interview begins with a biographical sketch of Hallowell Davis, and ends with a revised biographical sketch. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on April 6, 1977 and April 28, 1977. OH027. Approximate Length 2 hours, 45 minutes.

Davis, Hallowell, 1896-1992

Percy J. Carroll Oral History

  • OH028
  • Collection
  • 2/23/1981

Carroll recounts his service in the Army Medical Corps from 1916 to 1946: service in France during World War I; postings to the Philippines, China, Jefferson Barracks; medical service with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the early years of the Depression; medical service in the South Pacific during World War II; contacts with Douglas McArthur. Also covered are Carroll’s post-war experiences as dean of the Creighton University School of Medicine.

Audio quality is very poor in parts of the first 90 minutes of the interview. Carroll’s wife Helen occasionally speaks during the interview. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on February 23, 1981 and March 4, 1981. OH028. Approximate Length 3 hours.

Carroll, Percy J.

Virginia Minnich Oral History

  • OH029
  • Collection
  • 3/25/1981

Minnich discusses her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University and her graduate studies at Iowa State College. She describes research work in college on serum iron metabolism, done with Carl V. Moore, and his later offer of employment as a researcher at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1938. Minnich details some of her research on iron metabolism, anemias and purpura, as well as her work setting up laboratories in Thailand and Turkey. She also discusses her work creating audio-visual teaching aids, teaching evening classes, and changes in the Washington University School of Medicine over her 40-plus year career. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on March 25, 1981. OH029. Approximate Length 77 minutes.

Minnich, Virginia

H. Rommel Hildreth Oral History

  • OH030
  • Collection
  • 4/8/1981

Hildreth discusses the dispute between the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in the early 1960s, and the roles of Edgar M. Queeny (chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital), Edward W. Dempsey (dean of the medical school), consultants Joseph Hinsey and John H. Knowles, and Washington University chancellor George Pake. Hildreth also talks about some of the faculty of the medical school while he was a student in the mid-1920s, such as Evarts A. Graham and Joseph Erlanger.  Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on April 8, 1981. OH030. Approximate Length 53 minutes.

Hildreth, H. Rommel

Mabel L. Purkerson Oral History

  • OH035
  • Collection
  • September 25, 1978

Interviewed by Estelle Brodman in 1978. Approximate Length: 72 minutes.

Purkerson, Mabel L.

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