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Barnes Medical School (Saint. Louis, Mo.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1892-1918

Barnes Medical College was founded in 1892 as a "for-profit" institution by a group of St. Louis physicians and businessmen. In 1911, Barnes Medical College merged with American Medical College. In 1912, the product of this merger was given a new name: National University of Arts and Sciences. The effort failed, however, and all programs ceased by 1918.

Barnes, Robert A.

  • Person
  • 1808-1892

In 1892, St. Louis businessman and philanthropist Robert A. Barnes bequeathed funds in his will for, "erecting and maintaining. . .a hospital for the sick and injured persons distinction of creed." On December 7, 1914, Barnes Hospital opened with 26 patients transferred from Washington University Hospital.

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