Item VC001-i001003 - Detail of operating room of Vilray P. Blair.

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VC001-i001003

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Detail of operating room of Vilray P. Blair.

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  • ca. 1931 (Creation)

Extent

Photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.

Name of creator

(1903-1977)

Biographical history

Born in Austria, Gisella Loeffler came to the United States with her family in 1908, settling in St. Louis. After studying art at Washington University in St. Louis, she became a prominent member of the St. Louis Art Guild. Plastic Surgeon Vilray P. Blair commissioned Loeffler to decorate his operating room in Barnes Hospital, so that young patients may find it less intimidating.

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Detail of Dr. Vilray P. Blair's plastic surgery amphitheater in the Rand-Johnson surgical wing at Barnes Hospital, specially decorated by artist Gisella Loeffler. This view of the ceiling of the operating room depicts a group of mermaids .

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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VC001003

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VC001-i001003.jpg

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589.8 KiB

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