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Arbuckle, Millard F.

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Washington University School of Medicine class of 1909.

Appleberry, Charles

  • Person
  • 1903-1984

Washington University School of Medicine class of 1929.

Anthony, Elwyn James

  • Person
  • 1916-2014

Elwyn James Anthony was born in Calcutta, India in 1916. He received his medical degree from Kings College in London and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during and after World War II. After the war, he trained in psychiatry at Maudsley Hospital and served as the research director of child psychiatry at the University of London Institute of Psychiatry. Anthony was recruited to Washington University School of Medicine in 1958 to occupy the world's first endowed chair in child psychiatry, the Blanche F. Littleson Professorship. Anthony wrote 19 books and over 300 articles on child psychiatry; his particular research pursuits were to study the life trajectory of the invulnerable child.

Anscombe, E. Muriel

  • Person
  • 1888-1959

Born in Canada, E. Muriel Anscombe attended Western Reserve University and Teachers College, Columbia University. A registered nurse, Anscombe joined the staff of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in 1925 as director of Nursing. In January 1926 Anscombe became superintendent of the Hospital, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the institution.

In May 1938 Anscombe suffered a severe stroke. Though her salary was continued through part of 1939, Anscombe was terminated by the Hospital's president in December 1938. Anscombe returned to Canada in 1939, and turned to teaching and writing about hospital administration. Anscombe was a charter fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators and an honorary life member of the American Hospital Association. She served as president of the Midwest Hospital Association and wrote numerous articles about hospital administration for publications such as Modern Hospital, Hospital Management Magazine, and the American College of Surgeons Bulletin.

In 1959 Anscombe published a novel entitled Jean's Tragic Dilemma. Set in a fictional large hospital in a fictional mid-western town, the book explored the challenge faced by the heroine, a hospital administrator, of marriage versus career. Many staff members of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis felt the book was autobiographical, complete with thinly veiled, uncomplimentary portraits of several hospital staff and board members. Muriel Anscombe died of cancer in Detroit on December 14, 1959 at the age of 71.

Anschuetz, Robert R.

  • Person
  • 1916-2000

Robert R. Anschuetz was a longtime surgeon in Alton, Illinois. He opened his private surgery practice in 1949, and was the founding chairman of the surgery department and former chief of staff at St. Anthony's Health Center. Anschuetz was also the president of the medical staff and chief of surgery at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was a Washington University alumnus, having received both his undergraduate and medical degrees (M.D. 1940) from the institution. He married Ella Pfeiffenberger in 1942.

Anschuetz, Ella Pfeiffenberger

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  • 1915-2009

A third generation Altonian, Mrs. Anschuetz grew up on Bluff Street. She was the daughter of Dr. Mather and Hortense Pfeiffenberger, the granddaughter of three-time Alton mayor Lucas Pfeiffenberger, the mother of seven children and the grandmother of six. Her maternal grandfather Rodgers and Uncle Eben Rodgers established the Alton Brick Company. Before her marriage in 1942 to surgeon Robert R. Anschuetz of the Washington University class of 1942, Ella attended schools as near as the former Irving and Roosevelt schools in Alton and as far away as the University of Heidelberg in Germany. While in Germany, she attended the 1936 Berlin Olympics and saw Adolph Hitler. She graduated from Monticello Seminary, a high school, and in 1934, she graduated as valedictorian of Monticello College, a junior college. Later she earned an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, class of 1936, and a master's degree from Washington University.

Many Altonians remember Mrs. Anschuetz as a talented harpist. One of the high points of Mrs. Anschuetz's life was her harp study at Michigan's Interlochen Music Camp. She was the oldest of seven children who played together as a family orchestra and even had a composition adapted for them. In addition to playing with the Alton Civic Orchestra, as an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Alton she played the harp at Christmas Eve services for 50 years. "When she served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church," said her daughter Mary Vogt, "Dad fondly referred to Mom as "Elder Eller."

After his Army service in WWII, Ella brought her husband to Bluff Street to raise their six children. In addition to her extraordinary dedication to her family, she was particularly devoted to excellence in classical music and education, as well as serving the Alton community in several leadership positions. Mrs. Anschuetz's involvement in Alton community service spanned more than half a century. She led the Alton Community Service League as well as numerous Cub Scout, Brownie and Girl Scout troops. She also served on the Jenny D. Hayner Library Foundation Board for 40 years and on the United Way, Monticello Foundation and Alton Museum of History and Art Boards.

Ella Pfeiffenberger Anschuetz, 93, died Saturday, June 27, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. A longtime Alton resident and widow of former Alton surgeon Dr. Robert R. Anschuetz, she moved to Denver from Alton in 2002 to be near family.

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