David Goldring Photographs and Certificates

Group portrait of boys soliciting donations for the St. Louis Children's Hospital Heart-Lung Fund. Cheryl Jones signing Neil Schneider's leg cast as his brother Barry looks on. Group of teenagers washing a car. Foxglove plant (Digitalis). Group portrait of St. Louis Children's Hospital staff. St. Louis Globe-Democrat clipping featuring a photograph of David Goldring, Gene McNary, and Debo... Group portrait of Adrien Spitzer, David Goldring, Waldo Nelson, and Floyd Denny at a Howland Awar... Group portrait of David Goldring and two unidentified men. David Goldring shaking hands with an unidentified man at a podium. David Goldring receiving an oil portrait of himself from an unidentified man at a podium. Oil portrait of David Goldring. Scene from a Distinguished Service Award banquet honoring David Goldring. Group portrait of Washington University School of Medicine alumni at a reunion. David Goldring membership certificate to the Saint Louis Medical Society. Fulbright Certificate awarded to Professor David Goldring for increasing mutual understanding bet... Arthur E. Strauss Award recognizing David Goldring's significant contribution to the Heart Cause,... David E. Goldring certificate of honor membership, St. Louis Medical Society. David E. Goldring citation for outstanding service rendered as a member of the awards committee f... David E. Goldring charter membership certificate to the Washington University chapter of The Soci... Anatomical drawing by David Goldring.
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David Goldring Photographs and Certificates


  • 1940-1991 (Creation)


0.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)

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Biographical history

Born near Odessa, Russia, David Goldring (1914-1992) came to the United States at the age of 9 with his family. He earned his B.A in 1936, and his M.D. in 1940 at Washington University in St. Louis. He interned at St. Louis City Hospital and had 3 years of residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital before going on active duty into the U.S. Army in 1944. In the Army, he conducted research on the pharmacology of uranium and its industrial hazards in the medical branch of the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His first research paper (1951) was a report of a baby with neuroblastoma who he treated successfully in private practice in Whiting, Indiana in 1947.

Goldring returned to Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1949 as instructor in pediatrics and full time staff at Children's Hospital. David Goldring founded the St. Louis Children's Hospital cardiology division in 1950 and directed the department until his retirement in 1985. He briefly served as the hospital's acting physician-in-chief for three years from 1964-1967 after Alexis Hartmann's retirement. Goldring was also an educator at Washington University School of Medicine in its department of pediatrics and head of that department from 1950-1981. Due to his legacy, St. Louis Children's Hospital named its Division of Pediatric Cardiology in his honor.

Scope and content

This collection consists of 41 photographs and certificates from David Goldring, including items separated from the David Goldring Papers (FC106).

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Some items have been previously removed from this collection, which has led to an incomplete sequence of numbered items.

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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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  • English

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  • Latin

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