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Oliver H. Lowry Oral History

  • FC137
  • Collection

Lowry discusses the life and work of Helen Tredway Graham, a member of the department of pharmacology of the Washington University School of Medicine from 1925-1971. Lowry discusses their work together studying histamines.

Lowry, Oliver H.

Joseph Nash McDowell Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

  • FC167
  • Collection
  • 1854, 1865-1866

Various items pertaining to Joseph Nash McDowell (1805-1868), his family and St. Louis legacy including photographs, letters, a copy of the Kemper College address of 1840, obituaries, facsimiles of documents.  See also VC219

McDowell, Joseph N. (Joseph Nash)

Benjamin Milder Oral History

  • FC162
  • Collection

In his 2006 oral history, Milder discusses growing up in St. Louis and his career as an ophthalmologist. He reminisces about his classmates and professors at medical school, the history of the practice of ophthalmology in St. Louis, and talks about some of his published books.

Milder, Benjamin

Helen E. Nash Oral History

  • FC140
  • Collection

In her oral history interview, Nash discusses growing up in Atlanta as the child of a successful African-American physician father and music teacher mother. She relates some of her experiences attending Meharry Medical College in the early 1940s and coming to St. Louis for her internship and residency at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Nash discusses establishing and running a successful solo pediatric practice and the racism and sexism she faced during her professional career. She also discusses her mentor, Park J. White, and some of their experiences fighting segregation in medical care in St. Louis.

Nash, Helen E.

Lorraine Lake Papers

  • FC151
  • Collection
  • 1954-1999

The collection contains Lorraine Lake’s MA thesis and PhD dissertation, correspondence from when she was faculty in the Program in Physical Therapy and associate director of the Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehabilitation, and a scrapbook and other materials related to the IWJ Institute of Rehabilitation.

Lake, Lorraine F.

Viktor Hamburger Oral History

  • FC132
  • Collection

Hamburger discusses major points in his long career as an embryologist – his early work in Germany with Hans Spemann and the study of the organizer effect; his experience coming to the United States in 1932 as a Rockefeller fellow and staying on after Hitler’s “cleansing of the professions” in Germany; joining the faculty of Washington University and his research there. Hamburger talks about his colleagues such as Rita Levi-Montalcini and their discovery of naturally occurring neuronal death, his work with Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen on the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF), and his study of animal behavior development and motility.

Hamburger, Viktor

H. Rommel Hildreth Oral History

  • FC134
  • Collection

Hildreth discusses the dispute between the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in the early 1960s, and the roles of Edgar M. Queeny (chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital), Edward W. Dempsey (dean of the medical school), consultants Joseph Hinsey and John H. Knowles, and Washington University chancellor George Pake. Hildreth also talks about some of the faculty of the medical school while he was a student in the mid-1920s, such as Evarts A. Graham and Joseph Erlanger.

Hildreth, H. Rommel

Richard W. Hudgens Papers

  • FC136
  • Collection

This small collection includes a presentation Dr. Hudgens gave during the Psychiatry Department grand rounds on October 24, 2000, titled "On the shoulders of giants, a tribute to Samuel B. Guze". An additional accession includes various items related to the School of Medicine student musical "New Facies of 1955" that was organized by the WUSM Class of 1956. Items include three 33 1/3 vinyl records recorded on April 16, 1955, a photograph of Dr. Hudgens singing during the musical, and song lyrics that have been edited by Dr. Hudgens. This collection also includes a brief typed description of Dr. Hudgens experience as a medical student at WUSM (1952-1956) written by Dr. Hudgens.

Hudgens, Richard W.

Andrew B. Jones Papers

  • FC135
  • Collection
  • 1935-1958

In his oral history interview, Jones discusses some of his experiences as a medical officer during World War I. He also recalls some of the changes he witnessed over the years in the field of neurology and at the Washington University School of Medicine. Jones recalls some of his colleagues, such as Vilray P. Blair, George Dock, Ernest Sachs, and Sidney Schwab.

Jones, Andrew B.

Robert W. Kelley Papers

  • FC190
  • Collection
  • 1942-1976

The material in this collection is primarily related to Robert W. Kelley's military service during World War II with the 21st General Hospital. The largest series is series 1, which includes his military service record, his handwritten patient notes, and Special Court-Martial files against members of 21st General Hospital, as well as reunion lists. Series 2 contains photographs primarily related to the 21st, but also includes a selection of unrelated photographs. Series 3 contains publications including The Quarterly of the Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity, The Diplomate, and a Commencement program from Washinton University. Finally, series 4 contains a small amount of general correspondence.

Kelley, Robert W.

Alan L. Schwartz Papers

  • FC187
  • Collection

Box 1 contains the program of the scientific symposium honoring Alan L. Schwartz held on October 18, 2016 and five DVDs recording the presentations at the symposium. The speakers include: Louis Muglia, Norman Rosenblum, Jeffrey Saffitz, Arnold Strauss, Aaron Ciechanover, David Ransohoff, Brigitte Gomperts, Jeffrey Gordon, Kenneth Polonsky, and Margaret Hostetter. Also in the collection is the photo album honoring Schwartz made by the faculty, fellow, residents, students, and staff of the Department of Pediatrics and the St. Louis Children's Hospital presented to him on October 18, 2016. There is also a 22 page color printout of a powerpoint presentation entitled "Improving Our Children's Heath Through Research, Education, and Service," presented in September 2015 as the 20th State of Department [of Pediatrics] Address.

Box 2 contains a leatherbound volume illustrated with images from the life and career of Alan L. Schwartz presented to Schwartz at the time of his retirement as the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics, October 28, 2016.

Schwartz, Alan L.

Robert Senior Collection

  • FC188
  • Collection

This small collection includes medical campus publications and other news articles featuring Dr. Robert Senior, particularly as it relates to his position at Jewish Hospital’s Division of Respiratory and Critical Care and Pulmonary Care Department.  There is also documentation about his prominent role in the 1992 Clover Ball fundraiser which helped to fund a new Respiratory Research Laboratory at Jewish Hospital, as well as other items relating to the general history of Jewish Hospital.  Also included are a diploma and two photographs of Dr. Senior’s father-in-law, Joseph M. Orenstein, a 1930 graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine.

Senior, Robert M.

Lee N. Robins Papers

  • FC142
  • Collection
  • 1958-2002

The Lee Robins Papers consist of twelve organizational series on Lee Robins' research and her family.  The research studies (Series 1) and Interview schedules (Series 2) are the most noteworthy materials and the bulk of the collection.   Also included are family and professional photographs (Series 5), a full set of journal articles (Series 3), and her correspondence (Series 6-8) and manuscripts (Series 4) from her retirement.  Noteworthy in the biographical series (Series 9-10) are the SCRD oral history interviews with Lee Robins (also online) and typed interviews for a biography of Eli Robins.

Robins, Lee N.

Teresa J. Vietti Papers

  • FC191
  • Collection
  • 1927-2009

This collection contains records related to Teresa J. Vietti, emeritus professor of pediatrics at Washington Unviersity School of Medicine. The contents of the collection include photographs, correspondence, articles, certificates, biographical information including a CV, and a signed first edition of her textbook Clinical Pediatric Oncology (1973). The majority of the correspondence and articles in the collection pertain to Teresa Vietti's identical twin sister, Ardel, and the search for her wherabouts after she was kidnapped by members of the Viet Cong on May 30, 1962. Some of the correspondence was originally sent to Teresa's parents, Grace and Victor Vietti, and includes investigative reports filed by the Department of State.

Vietti, Teresa J.

Abbott Laboratories Prints

  • VC184
  • Collection
  • circa 1945

This collection consists of 12 print reproductions of paintings in a portfolio depicting army medicine during World War II. The 12 prints are part of "a series of more than two hundred and fifty pictures by distinguished American artists commissioned by Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, for presentation to the United States Army as a contribution to the war effort."

Base Hospital 21 Photographs and Drawings

  • VC025
  • Collection
  • 1917-1919

This collection consists of 372 photographs, drawings, glass lantern slides, and realia, including a silver "mess cup" and two other silver cups won by the ROTC Medical Unit at Washington University. The objects in the collection depict scenes from Base Hospital 21 in Rouen, France, as well as reunions the members of Base Hospital 21 had many years later. Many of the photographs were originally bound in two albums, and the photographs remain mounted on the unbound album pages that include typed captions. Drawings include sketches of the Base Hospital 21 buildings and grounds, cartoons depicting life as a personnel member of Base Hospital 21, and watercolor sketches of fluoroscopic equipment invented and operated by Dr. Edwin C. Ernst. The majority of the drawings are now housed on glass lantern slides.

Nineteenth Century American Medical Schools Drawings

  • VC059
  • Collection
  • 1765-1890

This collection consists of 5 reproductions of drawings depicting 19th century medical school buildings. The depicted medical schools are unidentified with the exception of the University of Pennsylvania, which is captioned as "the first medical school in America."

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