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George S. Hecker Oral History (OH006)

  • OH006
  • Collection
  • 12/16/1969

The first interview covers the history of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis, its affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine in the early 1950s, and its growth not only as a hospital offering free care to the indigent but also as a clinical and research hospital. In the second interview Hecker discusses the organization and early years of the Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals, Inc. (WUMSAH), 1962-1964. Hecker also discusses the dispute between Edgar Queeny, chairman of the Trustees of Barnes Hospital, and the Washington University School of Medicine and its then-dean, Edward Dempsey. The first interview is approximately 18 minutes in length. The second interview is approximately 24 minutes in length. Interviewed by Walter W. Walker on December 16, 1969 and January 7, 1970. OH006. Approximate Length 42 minutes.

Hecker, George S.

E. V. Cowdry Oral History (OH008)

  • OH008
  • Collection
  • January 15, 1970

Interviewed by Walter W. Walker in 1969. Approximate Length: 90 minutes.

Cowdry, E. V. (Edmund Vincent)

Mildred Trotter Oral History (OH009)

  • OH009
  • Collection
  • 5/19/1972

Trotter discusses her interest in anatomy and the events leading her to joining the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine department of Anatomy. She recounts several events in the history of the department and its heads over the years, including Robert J. Terry, Edmund V. Cowdry, and Edward Dempsey. Trotter describes serving as an anthropologist in Hawaii identifying skeletal remains after the Second World War, changes in the study and teaching of anatomy, and teaching for a year at Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda. She also discusses changes in the Washington University School of Medicine over the course of her career as well as sex discrimination in salaries and promotion at the university. The transcript combines two conversations between Mildred Trotter and Estelle Brodman recorded in May, 1972. The transcript was edited in 1985 by Paul G. Anderson to present events of Dr. Trotter's life in chronological order. Emendations of Dr. Trotter's remarks are indicated by words or passages enclosed in brackets. The audio quality of the original sound recording is poor. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on May 19, 1972 and May 23, 1972. OH009. Approximate Length 37 leaves (40 minutes.)

Trotter, Mildred, 1899-1991

Mildred Trotter Oral History (OH010)

  • OH010
  • Collection
  • May 23, 1972

Interviewed by Estelle Brodman in 1972. Approximate Length: 96 minutes.

Trotter, Mildred, 1899-1991

Lee D. Cady Oral History

  • OH011
  • Collection
  • 5/24/1972

Cady recounts some of the history of the 21st General Hospital and its service during World War II in Africa, Italy and France.

This interview covers material which already exists in book form in the Washington University School of Medicine Archives. Because of the poor quality of the tape from which the interview was transcribed, this version is probably not be the best source for information on Dr. Cady’s service as commanding officer of the 21st General Hospital. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 24, 1972. OH011. Approximate Length 85 minutes.

Cady, Lee D.

Oliver H. Lowry Oral History

  • OH012
  • Collection
  • 6/16/1972

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. The audio quality of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on June 16, 1972. OH012. Approximate Length 7 minutes.

Lowry, Oliver H.

Gerald T. Perkoff Oral History

  • OH013
  • Collection
  • 1/8/1974

Perkoff describes his accelerated educational experience at Washington University during World War II and his decision to accept an internship at the University of Utah. He discusses his early research in metabolic and hereditary diseases at the University of Utah, where he was on the faculty and chief of the medical service of the Veterans Administration Hospital. Perkoff relates his returning to St. Louis, his efforts at St. Louis City Hospital to establish a full-time Department of Medicine, and the founding of the Division of Health Care Research at the Washington University School of Medicine. There is an extended discussion of the establishment of a health maintenance organization at Washington University, the Medical Care Group, its structure, financial structure and goals, and its role in training physicians. Perkoff also discusses the delivery of health care in rural settings, his predictions for the development of allied health personnel programs, and the future of medical care delivery. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on January 8, 1974. OH013. Approximate Length 85 minutes.

Perkoff, Gerald T.

John A. Pierce Oral History

  • OH014
  • Collection
  • 4/3/1974

Pierce discusses the career of his colleague Alfred Goldman, a 1920 graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine and, for fifty years, a member of the clinical faculty of the school. Pierce describes some of Goldman’s early research on the effect of chilling on the development of upper respiratory disease, the physiology of hyperventilation, and tetany. Goldman’s great skill working and relating to both his patients and with students is described. Pierce comments on Goldman’s careful scholarship and tenacity as a researcher as well as his dedication to his family and to his patients. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on April 3, 1974. OH014. Approximate Length 32 minutes.

Pierce, John A.

Franklin E. Walton Oral History

  • OH015
  • Collection
  • March 11, 1975

Interviewed by Estelle Brodman in 1975. Approximate Length: 6 hours and 46 minutes.

Walton, Franklin E., 1902-1981

Beckett Howorth Oral History

  • OH016
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Howorth discusses his family’s background and growing up in Mississippi and his medical education experiences. Howorth recalls his orthopedic training with Dr. Russell Hibbs at the New York Orthopedic Hospital; his research, publications and teaching in orthopedics; his move to southwestern Connecticut in 1949 and subsequent career in Greenwich; and his involvement with national and international professional organizations. Audio quality of interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH016. Approximate Length 85 minutes.

Howorth, Beckett

Jerome S. Levy Oral History

  • OH017
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Levy describes his family and educational background in Arkansas, his experiences as a student at Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and professors there such as Ernie Sachs. Levy recounts the accomplishments of some of his fellow students in the medical school class of 1925. Levy also discusses his philosophy on treating patients, his 50-plus years of practicing gastroenterology, and his service during World War II. The audio quality of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH017. Approximate Length 40 minutes.

Levy, Jerome S.

Abraham E. Hiebert Oral History

  • OH018
  • Collection
  • 5/16/1975

Hiebert discusses his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and the influence of some of his professors such as Vilray P. Blair. Hiebert also discusses his career as a plastic surgeon. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH018. Approximate Length 23 minutes.

Hiebert, Abraham E.

Eugene J. Bribach Oral History

  • OH019
  • Collection
  • 10/8/1975

Bribach discusses his experiences in medical school and his later studies in medicine in Germany. He also comments on some of his instructors, such as Robert J. Terry; classmates, such as Sherwood Moore; and his medical internship at St. Louis City Hospital. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on October 8, 1975. OH019. Approximate Length 90 minutes.

Bribach, Eugene J.

Ruth Silberberg Oral History

  • OH020
  • Collection
  • 1/16/1976

Silberberg discusses differences in medical education in Europe and the United States. She also discusses changes in the field of pathology in general and in the Department of Pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine over the course of her career. Changes due to the development of electron microscopy are recalled, as well as the difficulties Silberberg encountered working under dean of the medical school and head of the pathology department, Robert A. Moore. Silberberg talks of leaving Germany because of the rise of Nazism and her husband and her coming to St. Louis to work in with Leo Loeb. She also describes her research in growth and aging, the study of osteoarthritis, and the relation of diabetes and joint disease. Sound level of audio recording is not consistent. Interviewed by Estelle Brodman on January 16, 1976. OH020. Approximate Length 53 minutes.

Silberberg, Ruth

William B. Parker Oral History

  • OH021
  • Collection
  • 2/17/1976; 2/24/1976; 3/2/1976

In a series of three interviews, Parker relates some of the history of the Washington University School of Medicine and its administrative staff, operation and structure. He mentions the deans under which he served and names several of the members of the secretarial and support staff with who he worked over the years. The audio quality of the interview is inconsistent and there is intermittent background noise. There are several long pauses between questions and during some of the answers. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on February 17, February 24, and March 2, 1976. OH021. Approximate Length 72 minutes.

Parker, William B.

Herbert A. Anderson Oral History

  • OH022
  • Collection
  • 5/13/1976

Anderson discusses his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and some of his instructors, including Evarts A. Graham and Ernest Sachs. Anderson also details his experiences as senior medical officer on a hospital transport ship during World War II and his continuing study of abdominal surgery at the Allgemeine Krankenhaus at the University of Vienna. Interviewed by Darryl B. Podoll on May 13 , 1976. OH022. Approximate Length 41 minutes.

Anderson, Herbert A., Jr.

Adam N. Boyd Oral History

  • OH023
  • Collection
  • 5/13/1976

Boyd recounts some of his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and his recollections of instructors such as Barney Brooks and David Barr. Also covered are some of Boyd’s experiences as a general practitioner in Houston, Texas, especially during the Depression. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 13, 1976. OH023. Approximate Length 54 minutes.

Boyd, Adam N.

Edwin D. Greer Oral History

  • OH024
  • Collection
  • 7/14/1976

Greer discusses his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine after his service in the Navy Medical Corps in World War I, and some of his influential teachers, such as Philip Shaffer. Greer talks of his experiences establishing his medical practice in Oakland, California, his hobby of music, and his patient-oriented approach to medicine. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 14, 1976. OH024. Approximate Length 50 minutes.

Greer, Edwin D.

Walter R. Peterson Oral History

  • OH025
  • Collection
  • 5/14/1976

Peterson tells of some of his experiences as a student at the Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and faculty members such as Evarts A. Graham. He describes his internships and residencies in St. Louis and New York City, his practice as an orthopedic surgeon in Trenton, New Jersey, and his position as a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Peterson also discusses some of the changes in the practice of orthopedic surgery over the course of his career, the impact of malpractice insurance, and his philosophy of practicing medicine. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 14, 1976. OH025. Approximate Length 37 minutes.

Peterson, Walter R.

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