Collection VF06716 - Seelig, Major G., Vertical File


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Seelig, Major G., Vertical File



0.02 Linear Feet

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Major Gabriel Seelig (1874-1953) was born in Helena, Arkansas. He received an A.B. at Harvard University in 1896. Seelig then received his medical degree in 1900 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. From 1903 to 1904 he did postgraduate work at the University of Berlin where he studied the history of medicine with Julius Pagel. Seelig took a position as Instructor of Anatomy at St. Louis University in 1908, and he was later promoted to Professor of Anatomy.

During World War I, Seelig served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919. After the war, he joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine where he served as Professor of Clinical Surgery. He held this position until his retirement in 1947. In addition to his professorship at Washington University, he was Chief of Surgery at Jewish Hospital from 1917 to 1931 and a founder of People's Hospital in 1918. Seelig was also the Director of Research at the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital from 1931 to 1940, and he served as head of pathology from 1940 to 1947.

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The Vertical File 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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