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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."

Henry Arthur Geitz Photographs

  • VC055
  • Collection
  • 1918

This collection consists of 2 photographs depicting Arthur Henry Geitz in Mexico.

General Hospital 21 Artifacts

  • VC051
  • Collection
  • 1940-1945

56 artifacts related to the 21st General Hospital. Artifacts include embroidered patches from the United States, German, and French armies, flags, armbands, uniforms, commemorative t-shirts, and various artifacts collected by Col. Lee D. Cady during his service as the commander of 21st General Hospital.

General Hospital 21, Bou Hanifia, Algeria Photographs

  • VC080
  • Collection
  • circa 1943

This collection consists of 8 photographs related to the depolyment of the 21st General Hospital to North Africa. The photographs depict scenes from a Meschoui (roasted sheep) Feast, including a tasting and judging of the meschoui by French Captain Louis Brajon, General Arthur R. Wilson, and Colonel Lee D. Cady. For other photographs related to General Hospital 21, please see VC013 General Hospital 21 Photographs and Drawings.

Blake Family Photographs and Diploma

  • VC183
  • Collection
  • circa 1860-1987

This collection consists of 13 photographs related to the Blake family and William Blake Edwards and one diploma for Joel H. Blake from the Missouri Medical College, 1861 (VC183006). 14 items total.

Leon Brown Lithographs

  • VC318
  • Collection

This collection consists of 5 lithographs of pencil drawings by artist Leon Brown for the Research Laboratories of the National Drug Company.

Class of 1934 Slides

  • VC215
  • Collection

This collection consists of 9 35 mm slides depicting members of the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 1934. 7 of the slides are photos from the 1930s, and the other 2 are portraits from the 1980s.

Max A. Goldstein Rare Book Collection Donation Photographs

  • VC141
  • Collection
  • 1977, 2003

This collection consists of 22 photographs, an event program, and 4 color transparencies related to the Max A. Goldstein Rare Book Collection. The photographs depict scenes from the open house and dedication ceremony for the collection held at the Washington University School of Medicine Library Annex in 1977. The program in this collection is for that event. The four color transparencies depict a display of some of the books from the collection taken in the M. Kenton King center in 2003.

F.E. Köhler, Medizinal-Pflanzen Prints

  • VC186
  • Collection
  • circa 1885-1898

This collection consists of 60 lithographic prints that primarily duplicate those found in Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, austriaca, belgica, danica, helvetica, hungarica, rossica, suecica, neerlandica, British pharmacopoeia, zum Codex medicamentarius, sowie zur Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America. In some cases, there are differences between the prints in VC186 and the published plates.

John E. Kirk Photographs

  • VC149
  • Collection
  • 1927-1979

This collection consists of 45 digital surrogates of photographs depicting John E. Kirk and colleagues throughout his career. Subjects include portraits of Kirk in various settings, including his driver's license and a military portrait from his youth in Denmark, as well as photographs of his employees and colleagues at the Chronic Hospital's Division of Gerontology in St. Louis.

Lasky Center Photographs and Contact Sheets

  • VC213
  • Collection

This collection consists of 17 photographs and contact sheets primarily depicting group shots of L. Woodrow O'Brien posed with menbers of Nadah, a Hebrew women's charity service club. The photo shoot with members of Nadah was due to the club's donation of $5000 to the Lasky Cleft Palate and Oral Rehabilitation Center of Washington University School of Dental Medicine. L. Woodrow O'Brien served established the center and served as its director from 1966 until his retirement in 1978. Some of the contact sheets are action shots of O'Brien working with children at the center.

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