Herweg, John C.

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Herweg, John C.

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  • Herweg, John C. (John Courtright)

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  • Herweg, John Courtright
  • John Herweg

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Dates of existence

1922-2018

History

John C. Herweg (1922-2018) was the former Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine who served in that role from 1965 to 1990. He also served as the chairman of the committee on admissions and as an advisor to medical students. As associate dean, Herweg guided student affairs through new channels, including active recruitment of minority students, providing support for the increasing number of women seeking a career in medicine, and steady direction during student protests.

Herweg earned his undergraduate degree from Drury College in Springfield, MO, and his medical degree from Washington University in 1945. He served a year-long internship at St. Louis Children's Hospital before serving as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1946 to 1948. Herweg returned to Children's Hospital as the chief resident after his military service.

In 1951, he joined the faculty at the School of Medicine as an instructor in pediatrics. Herweg was promoted to assistant professor in 1953 . From 1960 to 1962, he was a U.S. Public Health Post-Doctoral Fellow and assistant professor of microbiology at University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Upon his return to St. Louis in 1962, Herweg became the director of the Clinical Research Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital until 1970. During that period, he was promoted to associate professor of pediatrics in 1963 and later full professor in 1972.

Throughout his career, Herweg was active in the medical community. He served as chairman of the Central Region's Group on Student Affairs (GSA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges, vice-chairman of the National GSA, and chairman of the committee on admissions for the "13 Medical School Consortium." In the local medical organizations, Herweg served as the secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis Pediatric Society, and president of the St. Louis Children's Hospital Staff Society.

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Office of the Dean, Washington University School of Medicine

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hierarchical

Type of relationship

Dates of the relationship

1965-1990

Description of relationship

John H. Herweg was Associate Dean of Student Affairs, 1965-1990

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Herweg, Dorothy Glahn (1924-2019)

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Type of relationship

Herweg, Dorothy Glahn

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Herweg, John C.

Dates of the relationship

1959?-2018

Description of relationship

John C. Herweg and Dorothy Glahn married in 1959. John Herweg's first wife Janet Scovill died in 1958.

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Revised

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creation from lcnaf

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  • English

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  • Latin

Sources

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  1. 50 years' service: Familiar faces played roles in history of the medical center BY CANDACE O'CONNOR, Outlook Magazine, Volume XLV, No., 2, Summer 2008, page 22-23 (Dorothy Glahn Herweg, RN '47) https://digitalcommons.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1172&context=outlook
  2. John Herweg, M.D. Obituary- Kirkwood, Missouri, Bopp Chapel, 2018, https://www.boppchapel.com/book-of-memories/3464451/herweg-md-john/obituary.php
  3. A-K, 1938-1950, FC008-S59-B179-F01 Folder, Part of E. V. Cowdry Papers (Herweg, John C. )

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