Shapleigh, John B.

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Shapleigh, John B.

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  • Shapleigh, John B. (John Blasdel)

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  • Shapleigh, John Blasdel
  • Shapleigh, J.B.

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1857-1925

History

John B. Shapleigh (1857-1937) was the first chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, serving from 1896 to 1923. Shapleigh earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University (1878) and St. Louis Medical College (1881). He first began his medical career as an assistant physician at City Hospital, but continued his studies in a post-graduate course on clincial otology in Vienna, Austria. In 1885, Shapleigh returned to St. Louis to establish a private practice and joined the faculty at the Medical Department of Washington University as professor and head of the Department of Otology. In 1901-1902, he was the dean of the faculty and was physician to St. Luke’s Hospital and the Protestant Hospital. Additionally, Shapleigh was on the staff of the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Barnes Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Shapleigh was president of the Medical Society of City Hospital Alumni and a member of the St. Louis Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Missouri State Medical Association, the American Otological Society and the Academy of Medicine. After his death, his family gave a bequest in 1937 to support and maintain the Dr. John B. Shapleigh Library for the Otological Research Library within the Washington University School of Medicine.

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Shapleigh, John B., II (1922?- 2011)

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Shapleigh, John B., II

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Shapleigh, John B.

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Creation: December 19, 2019
Revision: July 22, 2020 7:39 PM

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  1. Washington University School of Medicine bulletin, 1903. Central Administration, Publications. Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri. https://digitalcommons.wustl.edu/med_bulletins/6: (PAGE 12: Faculty and Instructors: Professor J. B. SHAPLEIGH, Director; Page 14: Staff of the O'Fallon Dispensory, Professor J. B. SHAPLEIGH, Director; .& JOHN BLASDEL SHAPLEIGH, M.D., Professor of Otology)

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