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Vilray P. Blair Photographs and Drawings

  • VC001
  • Collection
  • 1900-1950

This collection consists of 85 photographs and drawings documenting a range of subjects in the personal and professional life of Dr. Vilray P. Blair (1871-1955). The collection includes photographs of Blair, his family and colleauges, and his residence in Florissant, Missouri. Other depicted subjects from Blair's professional career include his operating room at Barnes Hospital specially decorated by artist Gisella Loeffler (1900-1977), his plaster cast shop, and a selection of his plastic surgery patients. Several of the patient photographs appear in Dr. Blair's published papers, including: "The Surgical Restoration of the Lining of the Mouth" (1923), "The Full Thickness Skin Graft" (1924), and "The Problem of Bringing Forward the Retracted Upper Lip and Nose" (1926).

Blair, Vilray Papin, 1871-1955

Baumgarten Family Photographs and Drawings

  • VC002
  • Collection

157 Photographs, drawings, portraits, group portraits and silhouettes of 4 generations of the Baumgarten family. Subjects include the Frederick Ernst Baumgarten house and farm, the Gustav and Aminda Baumgarten house, civil war pictures of Gustav Baumgarten in uniform with other soldiers during the American Civil War.

Baumgarten family

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.

Franklin E. Walton Photographs and Drawings

  • VC005
  • Collection
  • 1914-1977

This collection consists of 29 artifacts from the professional life of Franklin E. Walton (1902-1981), including photographs, a drawing, an academic diploma, an academic hood, and an intaglio print of Barnes Hospital by Gustav Goetsch (1907-1994). Primarily, the subjects depicted in the photographs include portraits of Walton and his colleagues at both Barnes Hospital and the 21st General Hospital, as well as several group portraits of the Wasington University School of Medicine (WUSM) class of 1927 at class reunions.

Walton, Franklin E., 1902-1981

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.

Robert J. Terry Photographs, Drawings, and Artifacts

  • VC020
  • Collection

This collection consists of 203 photographs, certificates, maps, drawings, x-rays, and stone and bone artifacts documenting Robert J. Terry's professional career and his hobbies. The collection includes many photographs of Terry from his student days at Cornell, Edinburgh University, and Missouri Medical College, through his career as Head of the Department of Anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). Additionally, the collection includes x-rays and photographs documenting anatomical research Terry conducted, photographs of the WUSM Department of Anatomy, and stone and bone artifacts from archaeological findings in Missouri, France, and England. Finally, the collection also includes Terry's academic regalia worn to WUSM graduation ceremonies as a faculty member.

Terry, Robert J. (Robert James), 1871-1966

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

James L. O'Leary Photographs and Certificates

  • VC035
  • Collection
  • 1931-1974

This collection consists of 16 photographs and certificates from the career of James L. O'Leary. The photographs primarily depict scenes from Vilray P. Blair's operating room and group portraits. Certificates include a William G. Lennox Award certificate, a Certificate of Distinguished Service from the American Epilepsy Society, and several certificates of appreciation.

O'Leary, James L., 1904-1975

Carl V. Moore Photographs

  • VC039
  • Collection

This collection consists of 8 photographs primarily depicting scenes from the professonal career of Carl V. Moore. Photographs include signed portraits of Leo Loeb and Carl T. and Gerty F. Cori, as well as photographs of Moore receiving an award, at a Medical Alumni Association dinner with colleagues, and at work in the laboratory.

Moore, Carl V.

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.

Justin J. Cordonnier Photographs

  • VC042
  • Collection
  • 1930-1980

This collection consists of 36 photographs and slides from the personal and professional life of Justin J. Cordonnier. Depicted subjects include group portraits of Barnes Hospital staff and the Clinical Society of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, composite portraits that include Cordonnier, and scenes from the East London Hospital for Children. The slides depict silverware, serving dishes, and furniture, likely items that belonged to Cordonnier.

Cordonnier, Justin J.

Wendell G. Scott Photographs

  • VC044
  • Collection
  • 1930-1957

This collection consists of 231 photographs and negatives depicting scenes from Wendell G. Scott's professional life. The majority of the photographs in the collection were taken by Scott himself, including many images of his Barnes Hospital colleagues at work, and views of sailors working and undergoing physical therapy at a U.S. Navy Hospital. Depicted subjects also include Scott and colleagues x-raying patients, group portraits with Scott at cancer research events, and views of Dr. John Sappington's historic house.

Scott, Wendell G., 1905-1972

Helen Tredway Graham Photographs

  • VC049
  • Collection
  • 1900-1968

This collection consists of 124 photographs and glass lantern slides and an academic cap and gown from the personal and professional life of Helen Tredway Graham. Depicted subjects include portraits of Helen and her family from throughout her life, personal and professional photographs of Helen and her husband Evarts A. Graham, and photographs of and with the Grahams' colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine.

Graham, Helen Tredway

Robert J. Glaser Photographs and Drawings

  • VC050
  • Collection

This collection consists of 15 photographs of Robert J. Glaser and 23 drawings by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer. Photographs include group portraits of the Harvard University Lancet Club, views from a Boston City Hospital Centennial and Thorndike Memorial Laboratory 40th anniversary event, views of the Streptococcal Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine, and scenes from a dinner party with Glaser and Arthur Kornberg. The drawings were created by Aphrodite J. Hofsommer for publications by Drs. Ernest Sachs, Meyer Wiener, Bennet Y. Alvis, Ellis Fischel, and others, in the 1920s and 1930s.

Hofsommer, Aphrodite Jannopoulo

Ben H. Senturia Photographs and Artifacts

  • VC062
  • Collection
  • 1933-1965

This collection consists of 83 photographs, negatives, and artifacts related to Ben H. Senturia. Many of the photographs and all of the negatives depict unidentified men and women at meetings, conferences, and parties. Photographs also include group portraits with Ben H. Senturia, including groups at conferences, Senturia with classmates, and group portraits of Barnes Hospital medical staff. Artifacts include two human skulls, and a medal for a nasal speculum designed by Senturia.

Senturia, Ben H.

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