Collection VC187 - John D. Vavra Photographs

City Hospital of St. Louis admittance to practice card for Mr. Gustavus Buck. Group portrait of the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Hematology. Group portrait of the Washington University School of Medicine class of 1954 at their ten year re... Unidentified man giving a lecture. Reporter Al Wiman interviewing an unidentified man. Group portrait of new members and officers of Washington University School of Medicine of Alpha O... Group portrait of the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Hematology. Group portrait of the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Hematology. Group portrait of John D. Vavra and colleagues in Elmer Brown's living room. Group portrait of Barnes Hospital medical staff. Group portrait of Barnes Hospital medical staff. Group portrait of the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Hematology.

Description

Reference code

VC187

Level of description

Collection

Title

John D. Vavra Photographs

Date(s)

  • circa 1953-1970 (Creation)
  • 1953-1970 (Creation)

Extent

0.10 Linear Feet

Name of creator

(1927-1988)

Biographical history

John D. Vavra was a professor of medicine and assistant dean at Washington University School of Medicine. He was fondly known as "Mr. Ethics" for his interest in medical ethics and teaching the subject in his Medicine in Modern Society course and seminars. He initiated the first class on ethics at the medical school, and it became a popular elective due to his reputation.

Vavra received his medical degree from Washington University in 1954 and joined the faculty in 1959. He also was an adjunct professor of philosophy and theology at Eden Seminary in St. Louis. Throughout his tenure, Vavra served as the head of the internal medical service at City Hospital, assistant dean for post-graduate training, and chairman of the Human Studies Committee for fifteen years, which is responsible for reviewing all research by Washington University faculty. He passed away in 1988 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60.

Scope and content

Thsi collection consists of 12 Photographs and a card from John D. Vavra, primarily group portraits of the Washington University School of Medicine Division of Hematology. The card is an admittance to practice medicine at City Hospital of St. Louis for a Mr. Gustavus Buck, dated 1881.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (arb@wusm.wustl.edu).

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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