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Benjamin H. Charles Photographs and Drawings

  • VC003
  • Collection
  • 1943-1945

This collection consists of 137 photographs and drawings documenting the years Benjamin H. Charles spent serving as a major for the 21st General Hospital during World War II. The collection includes photographs of Charles, fellow hospital staff and other military personnel, and German prisoners of war (POWs) at various locations in France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, and Algeria. The collection also includes watercolors depicting Charles and various scenes from Bou Hanifia, Algeria by German POW Walter Köhnlein, as well as several promissory notes and a Taittinger champagne label.

Charles, Benjamin H.

Hiromu Tsuchiya Photographs

  • VC011
  • Collection
  • 1935-1962

This collection consists of 16 photographs from the professional life of Dr. Hiromu Tsuchiya (1887-1971). Depicted subjects include portraits of Tsuchiya and his colleagues and Barnes Hospital annual staff photographs.

Tsuchiya, Hiromu

General Hospital 21 Photographs and Drawings

  • VC013
  • Collection
  • 1942-1945

This collection consists of 724 photographs, drawings, diagrams, posters, newspaper clippings, and sheet music, and other ephemera related to the 21st General Hospital. The photographs primarily depict staff and patients of the 21st General Hospital from when it was stationed overseas 1942-1945, as well as views of hospital buildings and grounds. Drawings and diagrams include plans for wiring and plumbing, architectural and ground plans, and some schematic drawings of hospital equipment. Other ephemera in the collection include hand-drawn posters advertising Officers' Club dances, newspaper clippings from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Pictures Section depicting operations at General Hospital 21, and cartoon watercolors depicting soldiers and Red Cross workers.

21st General Hospital

Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Artifacts Collection

  • VC014
  • Collection
  • 1946-1947, 2017

This collection consists of 20 photographs, 2 buttons, and 3 proclamations highlighting the scientific achievements of Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori. The photographs primarily depict the Coris in laboratory settings or receiving honors and awards. The buttons were created to commemorate Gerty T. Cori's life and scientific achievements, and the proclamations are from the City of Glendale, MO; the City of St. Louis, MO; and the State of Missouri marking October 23rd as Gerty and Carl Cori day.

Cori, Carl F.

Hofsommer-Glaser Family Photographs

  • VC017
  • Collection

This collection consists of 7 photographs of the Hofsommer-Glaser family, including Armin C. Hofsommer Sr., Aphrodite Jannopoulo Hofsommer, Helen Hofsommer-Glaser, and Robert J. Glaser. The photographs are all resized copy prints.

Margaret G. Smith Photographs and Drawings

  • VC023
  • Collection
  • 1927-1968

This collection consists of 155 photographs, drawings, and certificates documenting the personal and professional life of Margaret G. Smith. Photographs depict Smith, her family, and her colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine,  views of Smith's laboratory and mosquito specimens, and microscopic images of various research specimens. The collection also includes sketches and drawings Smith made as she traveled; most of the sketches depict architecture in Bavaria, Germany. Finally, this collection also includes certificates and awards presented to Smith throughout her career, including a sterling silver tray in recognition of her selection by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat as a Woman of Achievement in Science.

Smith, Margaret G.

Joseph Erlanger Photographs

  • VC027
  • Collection

This collection consists of 54 photographs and 2 postcards depicting the professional life and scientific achievements of Dr. Joseph Erlanger. Depicted subjects include formal portraits of Erlanger, scenes from a dinner hosted by President John F. and Jackie Kennedy at the White House for Nobel Laureates, studio views of Erlanger's Nobel Prize medal and certificate, and scenes from the presentation of Erlanger's papers to Washington University School of Medicine's Library in 1963.

Erlanger, Joseph

Evarts A. Graham Photographs

  • VC029
  • Collection
  • 1920-1957

This collection consists of 166 photographs and glass lantern slides depicting the professional life of Evarts A. Graham. Primarily the photographs depict portraits of Graham, as well as various scenes of Graham lecturing to students, performing surgery, working with patients, and with colleagues at dinners or conferences.The collection also includes Barnes Hospital Surgical Staff photographs, interior views of Graham's office taken just after his death, and photographs sent to Graham from former students. The glass slides in the collection primarily depict demonstrations of a postural drainage table in various positions, and chest x-rays and microscopic views of lung tissue from Dr. James Gilmore.

Graham, Evarts A. (Evarts Ambrose), 1883-1957

Helen B. Burch Photographs

  • VC041
  • Collection
  • 1948-1986

This collection consists of 31 photographs depicting scenes from the professional career of Helen B. Burch. The photographs primarily depict Burch and colleagues conducting research in the Philippines and Guatemala.

Burch, Helen B.

Evarts A. Graham Photographs and Drawings

  • VC079
  • Collection
  • 1930-1955, 1995

This collection consists of 43 photographs of Evarts A. Graham and his colleagues, and 1 drawing. Depicted subjects include inscribed studio portraits of Graham's former students and colleagues, studio portraits of Graham, views of Graham performing an operation, group portraits of the American Board of Surgery, and views of Graham receiving the Lister Medal. Also included in the collection are several exterior views of Graham's St. Louis home, taken in 1995. The drawing depicts three mice smoking and was drawn by Ernst Wynder, Graham's student and coauthor on a study linking smoking with lung cancer.

Graham, Evarts A. (Evarts Ambrose), 1883-1957

Martin Silberberg Photographs

  • VC083
  • Collection
  • 1885-1967

This collection consists of 8 photographs and 2 certificates related to Martin Silberberg. Photographs include portraits of Silberberg and the Silberberg family and scenes from the reception for the Martin Silberberg Memorial Fund Exhibit displayed in the Washington University School of Medicine Library. The certificates are the Doctor of Medicine diplomas for Martin Silberberg and his father, Nathan Silberberg, from the University of Breslau in Poland.

Silberberg, Martin

Henry G. Schwartz Photographs

  • VC102
  • Collection
  • 1931-1985

This collection consists of 85 photographs documenting the personal and professional life of Henry G. Schwartz. Many of the images in the collection are digital surrogates of the the original photographs that primarily depict scenes with Schwartz and other men and women serving as United States Army officers in World War II. Additional digital images depict two young boys playing outside and posing on the steps of a house. The other photographs in the collection are primarily portraits of friends and colleagues of Schwartz, including Carl and Gerty Cori, Joseph Erlanger, Ernest Sachs, Sidney I. Schwab, and Evarts A. Graham. Those photographs (VC102069-084) are also arranged and described as Series 5 in the Henry G. Schwartz Papers (FC112).

Schwartz, Henry G.

Carl F. Cori Photographs, Certificates, and Instruments

  • VC143
  • Collection
  • 1919-1983

This collection consists of 276 photographs, certificates, medallions, and surgical instruments. Photographs include single and group portraits of Carl F. Cori at various stages of his career, scenes from receptions and events where Cori spoke or received honors, and photographs of Carl and Gerty Cori in their laboratory. The collection includes the 1947 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Carl Cori, Nobel Prize certificate (VC143236), and an official reproduction of the Nobel Prize medallion (VC143237).

Cori, Carl F.

Alexander C. Sonnenwirth Photographs

  • VC152
  • Collection
  • 1967-1980

This collection consists of 13 portrait photographs, primarily group portraits, of Alexander C. Sonnenwirth and colleagues at conferences.

Sonnenwirth, Alexander C.

Mildred Trotter Photographs, Certificates, and Artifacts

  • VC170
  • Collection
  • circa 1901-1984

This collecion consists of 566 photographs, negatives, slides, certificates, and artifacts that document the professional life of Mildred Trotter. Depicted subjects include portraits of Trotter from childhood and throughout her career, portraits of colleagues, and former students, as well as group portraits of Trotter at various class reunions from Mount Holyoke College and Washington University School of Medicine. Other significant subjects in this collection include: various views of Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, where Trotter spent a term teaching at Makerere University College; photographs from Trotter's work with the U.S. Army Graves Registration Service at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii; and trips to China, Taiwan, and Antarctica.

Trotter, Mildred, 1899-1991

Park J. White Photographs

  • VC172
  • Collection
  • circa 1900-1955

This collection consists of 9 portrait photographs depicting Park J. White. The photographs are all copy prints and several of the portraits were published in the Spring 1982 edition of Outlook Magazine as part of an article profiling White titled "A Coming of Age with Pediatrics."

White, Park J.

Harvey R. Butcher Photographs

  • VC175
  • Collection
  • 1954-1986

This collection consists of 119 photographs and certificates from the Harvey R. Butcher collection.

Butcher, Harvey R.

M. Kenton King Photographs

  • VC203
  • Collection
  • circa 1955-1989

This collection consists of 12 photographs that primarily depict M. Kenton King at events in his role as Dean of Washington University School of Medicine. Two of the photographs depict Washington University Medical Center buildings, including the Library and a view of Barnes Hospital and Queeny Tower from Forest Park.

King, M. Kenton (Morris Kenton)

David Goldring Photographs and Certificates

  • VC312
  • Collection
  • 1940-1991

This collection consists of 41 photographs and certificates from David Goldring, including items separated from the David Goldring Papers (FC106).

Goldring, David

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