Collection RG01G - Saint Louis Post-Graduate School of Medicine and Polyclinic Records


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Saint Louis Post-Graduate School of Medicine and Polyclinic Records


  • 1884-1898 (Creation)


0.50 Linear Feet

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Administrative history

The St. Louis Post-Graduate School of Medicine and Polyclinic was founded in 1884 to provide training in medical specialties beyond the level given in regular medical school curricula. The school also operated a small hospital and dispensary for the treatment of indigent patients. The post-graduate school was short-lived, and it merged with the nearby Missouri Medical College in 1890. Subsequently, Missouri Medical College affiliated with Washington University in 1899. The Polyclinc and Missouri Medical College buildings would be re-purposed as the Washington University Hospital and Clinics until the opening of Barnes Hospital and the School of Medicine's dispensary on Kingshighway Boulevard and Euclid Avenue in 1914.

Scope and content

The collection includes minutes of faculty meetings, a student register, and annual catalogs of courses offered for the years 1886-1896.

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Conditions governing access

The collection is open and accessible for research.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

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.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Preferred Citation:

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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Finding aids

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Becker Library copy:Transfer of the Office of the Registrar, WUSM, 1977.

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Rules or conventions

"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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Archivist's note

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