Item VC001-i001009 - Operating room of Vilray P. Blair.

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VC001-i001009

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Operating room of Vilray P. Blair.

Date(s)

  • ca. 1931 (Creation)

Extent

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

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(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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Dr. Vilray P. Blair's plastic surgery amphitheater in the Rand-Johnson surgical wing at Barnes Hospital was specially decorated by artist Gisella Loeffler. This section of the mural depicts a seen reminiscent of the fairy tale "The Town Musicians of Bremen" with a rooster, cat, and dog riding on the back of a donkey.

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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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VC001009

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VC001-i001009.jpg

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370.3 KiB

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