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Saint Louis Maternity Hospital Records
12.00 Linear Feet
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St. Louis Maternity Hospital, a non-sectarian obstetrical hospital, was founded in 1908 by Henry Schwarz a prominent St. Louis obstetrician. In 1899 Schwartz became professor of obstetrics for the Washington University Medical Department. In 1928 an eight-story building, named Saint Louis Maternity Hospital, was opened on the Washington University medical campus coinciding with the creation of an independent department of obstetrics and gynecology with Otto Henry Schwarz, son of Henry Schwarz, as the first departmental chair. Clinical operations ceased in the building in 1972 when maternity care was moved to the adjacent Barnes Hospital. In 2018 the department's academic and administrative offices relocated to the Center for Outpatient Health and its clinical services moved to the Women & Infants Center in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Parkview Tower.
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