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Department of Genetics Records

  • RG016
  • Collection

RG016 (Center for Genetics and Medicine records): Records of the Center and its predecessors under the direction of David Schlessinger, 1962-present. Includes correspondence, publications, and other documents of the Human Genome Center (1987-) and currently also documentation from Schlessinger's personal files at WUSM (1962-1997). 43 linear ft.

Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine

Willard M. Allen Papers

  • FC067
  • Collection
  • 1928-1971

This collection contains a set of reprints that Dr. Allen gave to the medical library of Washington University in 1965, and the photographs relating to an award he received in 1971 from the St. Louis Medical Society. The reprints include Dr. Allen’s reports of his ground-breaking work on progesterone, the Blue Color Test for DHIA in diagnosis of adrenal tumors, and the development of the “Allen Correction.”

Allen, Willard 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.

Ruth Silberberg Papers

  • FC081
  • Collection
  • 1959-1976

The collection contains Ruth Silberberg’s records of her collaborative research with her husband, Martin Silberberg, on skeletal aging and growth, and the study of osteoarthritis. It also contains Ruth Silberberg’s work on the relation of diabetes and joint disease after Martin’s death in 1966. The two series include reprints of scientific articles authored or co-authored by Ruth Silberberg, 1961-1976, and her photomicrographs, 1959-[1975]. After the Silberbergs received training in electron microscopy in 1959, the electron micrographs became an important tool in Ruth and Martin’s joint research and important illustrations for their publications of the period.

Silberberg, Ruth

Helen Bulbrook Burch Papers

  • FC091
  • Collection
  • 1950-1986

Reprints, abstracts, research notes covering Burch's work in the fields of nutrition and metabolism. Correspondence files are arranged chronologically.

Burch, Helen B.

John T. Hodgen Collection

  • FC095
  • Collection
  • 1853-1882

This collection consists of reprints, a bibliography, and biographical information on John T. Hodgen. Also included in the collection are original letters by him, a correspondence file on the Hodgens by descendant Stuart Mudd, reports and exhibits of an ethics case in 1867, and material on the Hodgen lectures, 1922-1982.

Accession 2018-005 is unprocessed and includes a number of items relating to John T. Hodgen including drafts of patient cases and scientific articles for publication, postcards and hotel receipts from travel abroad to Europe (Scotland, Ireland, and France), letters from relatives in Elizabethtown and Hodgenville, Kentucky, as well as letters Hodgen wrote while traveling from Missouri to California on gold mining expedition. Also included as part of this accession is a dozen or more letters written by Colonel John J. Mudd to his mother Eliza Mudd. Colonel Mudd was Dr. Hodgen’s brother in law who died in battle during the civil war. A smaller number of items were included in this accession including John M. Hodgen’s law degree from Washington University (Dr. Hodgen’s son) and his photographs of his family.

Hodgen, John T. (John Thompson)

Irene E. and Michael Karl Papers

  • FC159
  • Collection
  • 1937-2006

Files containing documents and information compiled by and about Drs. Irene E. Karl (1915-2006) and Michael M. Karl (1915-2006). Correspondence, scientific papers and publications, documents concerning the Karl Lectureship, press releases and press coverage of the Karls' careers and achievements. A copy of the 28th ed of Manual of Medical Therapeutics (1995) inscribed and dedicated to Michael Karl (to be retained with collection as an artifact). The files and items were given as one collection, with no overall discernable order.

Karl, Irene E.

Stephen M. Highstein Reprints

  • FC147
  • Collection
  • 1968-1996

Two bound volumes of reprints on the vestibulo-ocular reflex and other neurobiological topics. A list of contents for each volume is bound in at the beginning.

Highstein, Stephen M.

Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Papers

  • FC139
  • Collection
  • 1948-1994

Curriculum vitae, scientific manuscripts, and collected reprints of shorter scientific publications, in three binders, 1948-1994.

Ter-Pogossian, Michel M.

Andrew B. Jones Papers

  • FC135
  • Collection
  • 1935-1958

Five short publications and one unpublished typescript documenting the career and interests of Andrew B. Jones, Professor of Neurology, 1935-1958 and n.d. Several publications are on outbreaks of St. Louis encephalitis in the 1930s.

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.

Jerome E. Cook Papers

  • FC121
  • Collection
  • 1913-1918

This small collection contains letters to Cook from John H. Kennerly, Dean of the WU Dental School; Charles Rice, Secretary, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis; and Philip A. Shaffer, Dean Washington University Medicine School, concerning Cook's ineligibility to service in the US Army Medical Corps due to the need of the Schools and Hospital to retain him for medical service, 1917. Also included is a handwritten draft of a letter, presumably by Cook, stating he is a conscientious objector and willing only to provide medical care to soliders unable to return to active duty, August 27, 1918. Includes a reprint of the article: Taussig, Albert E., and Jerome E. Cook. 'The Determination of the Diastolic Pressure in Aortic Regurgitation,' reprinted from the Archives of Internal Medicine, May 1913, v.11, p.542-550.

Cook, Jerome E.

William M. Landau Papers

  • FC119
  • Collection
  • 1951-2010

Accession 2017-037: William M. Landau Papers (FC119): 8 record cartons and 5 oversized framed items. Box 1-2, personal and professional correspondence, circa 1980-2010, Box 3, framed items, videos and audio recordings of lectures, Boxes 4-8 scientific equipment from Landau's and George Bishop's laboratories.

This small collection includes a few transcripts of speeches given by Dr. Landau at various meetings, reprints, and documentation regarding Dr. Landau’s role in PNHP in Missouri (Physicians for a National Health Program).  See also oral history numbers OH090 and OH107 for Dr. Landau's oral histories.

Landau, William M.

James Barrett Brown Papers

  • FC118
  • Collection
  • 1931-1945

Correspondence of James Barrett Brown, Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, while chief of plastic surgery at the Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 1943-1945. Also contains files of photographs of patients illustrating treatments. The collection includes 20 reprints, dating from 1931 to 1942.

Brown, James Barrett

Jessie L. Ternberg Papers

  • FC116
  • Collection

Papers from Jesse Ternberg's office: FC116 (Jessie L. Ternberg Papers) : 3 boxes. Box 1: correspondence and photographs from Dr. Ternberg's office on the 5th floor of Saint Louis Children's Hospital. Chiefly photographs, snapshots and portraits, of her patients and their families. Many of the snapshots and patient photos are unidentified and have been discarded. Box 2: Includes Dr. Ternberg's white coat, Babinski reflex hammer, solid brass paperweight commemorating the dedication of SLCH 1984, SLCH nametag button, specially made eyeglasses with magnifying lenses, and surgical instruments including two spoon shaped instruments custom made for Dr. Ternberg. Box 3: Consists of hanging file folders of reprints of her publications.

FC116 (Jessie L. Ternberg Papers) also include 1) Remarks given at dinner marking the 75th anniversary of the first admission of women students to WUSM, October 8, 1993. 1 leaf and 2) Video recording of memorial tribute to Jessie Ternberg held on September 25, 2016 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. 1 hr, 17 min, 45 sec., MP4 format file, 2.79 GB. Recording begins with slide show of still images shown at the memorial, recording of speakers and music begins at 11 min, 54 sec mark, recording ends with still images taken at the reception held immediately following the memorial. Speakers include: Al Wiman, Richard Karl, Lorie M. L. Karnath, Timothy Eberlein, and Virginia V. Weldon. Musicians: David Halen and Kurt Pavitt. FC116-I001.mp4

Ternberg, Jessie L.

Hugh M. Chaplin, Jr. Reprints

  • FC113
  • Collection
  • 1962-1979

Thirty-three medical journal article reprints dating from 1962 to 1979. Principal topics include hematology and anemia.

Chaplin, Hugh M., Jr.

Jean H. Thurston Papers

  • FC111
  • Collection

The Jean H. Thurston Papers include a curriculum vitae and reprints, 1958-1993

Thurston, Jean Holowach

Leo Loeb Papers

  • FC002
  • Collection
  • 1893-1959

The Leo Loeb papers consist of Dr. Loeb’s note books, lectures, research notes and manuscripts,  and scrapbooks. The series of personal correspondence is largely incoming and fragmentary with some letters filed in  Series 8: Bibliographical notes on the medical literature, manuscripts, research pathology data and occasional related correspondence, Undated & 1921-1958. The papers also include notes and drafts for two unpublished books. One is on mental processes and titled _Psychical Goods_or _The Imponderables. _The other unfinished book is on cancer.

Loeb, Leo, 1869-1959

David Goldring Papers

  • FC106
  • Collection
  • 1940-1992

The personal and professional papers of David Goldring contain two series.  The subject of Series 2 is the history of pediatric cardiology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. Series 1 is a subject file on the professional activities and research interests of David Goldring M.D. Contains: reprints, notes, letters, manuscripts, and various articles.

Goldring, David

David A. Gee Papers

  • FC105
  • Collection
  • 1949-1992

Publications by Gee, including short academic papers, articles about the hospital, and two narrative histories of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, "216 S. K." (1981) and "Working Wonders: a history of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1891-1992" (1992). Also included are speeches by Gee (1965-1980).

Gee, David A.

Benno E. Lischer Papers

  • FC104
  • Collection
  • 1906-1957

Manuscripts, 1912-1940 and two volumes of reprints labelled: "Contributions to the dental literature, 1906-1928, and "Addresses, reprints," 1933-1957. The addresses include manuscripts as well as reprints. Subjects include dental education in general, and orthodontics. A few of the manuscripts concern the Washington University School of Dentistry, its history and the Department of Orthodontics.

Lischer, Benno E.

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