Washington University Medical Center

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Washington University Medical Center

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  • Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Medical Center

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The Washington University Medical Center (WUMC) was incorporated in 1962 and was originally known as Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals. As of March 14, 1972, the organization was renamed Washington University Medical Center. The major institutions that make up the WUMC incude: Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine, Central Institute for the Deaf, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Washington University School of Medicine.


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Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals (1962-1972)

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Washington University Medical School and Associated Hospitals

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Washington University Medical Center

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Description of relationship

In 1972 Washington University Medica School and Associated Hospitals was renamed Washington University Medical Center.

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Creation: December 19, 2019


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  1. LC Name Authority File (LCNAF), Corporate Name n85057181: Preferred Name: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Medical Center; Variant: Washington University Medical Center, URI(s) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85057181
    found: Washington U. (St. Louis, Mo.). School of Med. Library. Selection and acquisitions manual, 1978:p. 3 (Washington University Medical Center; activities encompass research, education and patient care)
    found: AAMC direct. of Am. Med. Educ., 1983-84:p. 132 (Washington University Medical Center; comprises 12 institutions or institutional complexes, not all part of Washington University)
    Change Notes
    1985-11-18: new
    2015-04-15: revised

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