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Allen, Paul M.

  • Person
  • Born 1951

As of 2019, Paul M. Allen serves as the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Allen, Robert H.

  • Person

Washington University School of Medicine class of 1966.

Allen, Willard M.

  • Person
  • 1904-1993

Willard M. Allen (1904-1993) was an academic obstetrician-gynecologist. He studied organic chemistry at Hobart College before he went the University of Rochester in 1926 to study medicine. In 1927, he took time out from medical studies to do research with his anatomy professor, George W. Corner. Together, they monitored changes in the corpus luteum of rabbits. The corpus luteum produces progesterone, a hormone important to the maintenance of pregnancy. This hormone was unknown until Allen and Corner's discovery of it in their experiments. For this research, Allen earned a master's in science in 1929. After returning to his medical studies in 1930, he earned his M.D. in 1932. Allen and microchemist Oskar Wintersteiner were the first of four groups to isolate progesterone in 1933. After an internship and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Allen joined the faculty of University of Rochester as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1936.

In 1940, Allen moved his gynecologic endocrine research operations to Washington University School of Medicine. At the time, he was the medical school's youngest department chair. He remained Department Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 30 years. An early collaborator in the department was William H. Masters, M.D, of the famous Masters and Johnson research team. At Washington University, Dr. Allen's major discoveries were of the "Blue Color Test" for DHIA (dehydroisoandrosterone) in diagnosis of adrenal tumors and the development of the "Allen Correction." The Allen Correction was a simple mathematical formula which made possible the analysis of steroids and other compounds by colorimetry. Allen was the first to administer progesterone to human subjects for treatment of uterine bleeding. Outside the laboratory, his most famous contribution was the description of the "Allen-Masters" syndrome, defined as a laceration of ligaments causing abnormal mobility of the cervix.

After his retirement from Washington University in 1971, Willard M. Allen became Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Maryland. Dr. Allen later served as Associate Dean of the medical school at the University of Maryland from 1976-1982.

Allen, William E., Jr.

  • Person
  • 1903-1981

William E. Allen, Jr. received his M.D. degree from Howard University and his postgraduate and radiology training at Homer G. Philips Hospital. Allen was the first black diplomat of the American College of Radiology, director of an approved residency program, chief of radiology at a military hospital, chairman of the section of radiology in the National Medical Association, and Gold Medalist of the American College of Radiology. He served as a professor at both Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis University. Source: In Memorium by Ronald G. Evens, February 3, 1982.

Allison, James H.

  • Person
  • 1939-1979

James Howard Allison graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1965, and moved to St. Louis to spend four years as a postdoctoral research fellow in neurochemistry and as a resident in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the Department in 1973, focusing his research studies on the nature and role of brain inositols.

Allison, Nathaniel

  • Person
  • 1876-1932

Nathaniel Allison was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical College. Allison returned to St. Louis in 1904 to practice orthopedic surgery. He became associate surgeon to Barnes Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, and in 1909, Allison was appointed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and acting Dean of Washington University School of Medicine. During World War I Nathaniel Allison entered the American Ambulance Corps at Neuilly, France, and later served in Base Hospital 21 at Rouen, France. After the war he returned to his position at Washington University School of Medicine, which he held until 1924 when he accepted a professorship at Harvard University Medical School.

Alpers, David H.

  • Person
  • Born 1935

David H. Alpers completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 1960, and his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1969, Alpers was recruited to Washington University School of Medicine by Carl V. Moore to re-establish the gastroenterology division. He has been Professor of Medicine since 1973, and is also a senior medical consultant in R&D of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Takeda North America.

Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Corporate body
  • 1902-

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is a national medical honor society that recognizes scholarship and leadership in medicine and related fields. It is composed of medical men and women, in medical schools in North America who show promise for attaining professional leadership, notable physicians in practice, and others who have gained unusual recognition in fields related to medicine. The original chapter was founded in 1902 by William W. Root, then a junior in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, medical department of the University of Illinois.

Root founded the organization as a protest against 'a condition which associated the name medical student with rowdyism, boorishness, immorality, and low educational ideals.' Root and his fellow medical students formed a society that would foster honesty and formulate higher ideals of scholastic achievement.

The Washington University Chapter, called the Alpha of Missouri, founded in 1905, was the seventh chapter. The founding members of AOA at the medical school saw the need for a higher educational standard before the 1910 Flexner report changed the department and American medical education as a whole. The Washington University Medical Department raised its standards for entrance to the medical school, hired full time faculty, reformed the curriculum, and built a new medical campus with numerous hospitals on site as partners in medical education.

As the negative image of the medical student changed, the society continued to foster and honor student scholastic achievement at Washington University. The activities for members changed over the years but included initiation with an AOA membership key and certificate, annual banquets and lectures, and an AOA Book Prize still given each year at commencement for outstanding scholarship (News from the Medical School, Washington University, press release, March 10, 1954; Washington University School of Medicine Bulletin online, accessed 3/17/2006; Online Finding Aid to the Alpha Omega Alpha Archives, 1894-1968, at the National Library of Medicine, accessed 8/11/2006).

Alt, Adolf

  • Person
  • 1851-1920

Adolf Alt was an opthalmologist who studied medicine at the University Heidelberg and moved to St. Louis in 1885. He was the founder of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, first published in 1884.

Alvis, Bennett Y.

  • Person
  • 1884-1977

Bennett Young Alivs graduated from St. Louis University Medical School in 1918, and entered private practice in Ophthalmology with Dr. Meyer Weiner in 1920. He also served as an Associate Professor at Washington University School of Medicine from 1920 until his death in 1977.

Alvis, Edmund B.

  • Person
  • 1910-1988

Dr. Edmund B. Alvis (1910-1988) was a longtime St. Louis ophthalmologist who graduated with an M.D. from the Washington University Medical School in 1934. He served his residency at Barnes Hospital where he continued on staff for 50 years. He also worked in private practice with his father Bennett Y. Alvis in St. Louis. During World War II, Dr. Alvis rose to the rank of colonel in the Army after his exemplary service as an eye surgeon with the 21st General Hospital Unit in North Africa, Italy, and France. At war's end, he returned to his father's practice (later known as Alvis, Kayes & Knopf). As Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, he taught at Washington University through 1978, the same year he retired from practice. Dr. Alvis also published a number of articles on ophthalmic surgery, his chief interest.

*Sources: Obituary, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 17 September 1988, and Barnes Hospital Bulletin, October 1988, p. 6.

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