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ID: PC/PC066
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1902-1908
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August Carl Schulenburg (1879-1964) was born shortly after his German father had moved to South Africa to serve as a medical missionary. Schulenburg spent the first two decades of his life in South Africa, and he was raised speaking both German and Afrikaans.  The Anglo-Boer War began when he was twenty years old, and Schulenburg fought alongside the Boer forces against the British troops.  In 1901, he was captured by the British and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Bermuda.

Upon his release at the conclusion of the war in 1902, Schulenburg decided to visit a few of his family members who had emigrated to the United States.  While staying with his uncle in Missouri, Schulenburg decided to study medicine at the Washington University Medical Department in St. Louis in 1903.  Schulenburg graduated in 1906, and then served a year-long internship at the St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital.

Schulenburg returned to South Africa in 1907.  However, the British colonial government did not honor his American diploma, so he enrolled at Guy’s Hospital Medical College in London.  After graduating medical school for a second time in 1909, Schulenburg returned to South Africa where he spent the remainder of his career working as a general practitioner.

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Related Materials:

The August Carl Schulenburg photographs collection (VC323) is also available in the Bernard Becker Medical Library.

Biography of August Carl Schulenburg.

Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], August Carl Schulenburg Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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