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Harriet Lane Handbook
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Dr. Bernard Becker, former head of ophthalmology, 1920 - 2013

Bernard Becker, MD, professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died at his home Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013, after a long illness. He was 93.

A graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Becker trained in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completing his residency in 1953, Dr. Becker was recruited as professor and head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine. He served as head of the department through 1988 and, during his tenure, developed one of the finest academic departments in the country. A recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of many scientific publications, Dr. Becker’s career is characterized by a steadfast devotion to excellence in biomedical research, patient care and clinical teaching.

Dr. Becker’s contributions to the School of Medicine extend far beyond the confines of the Department of Ophthalmology. In addition to playing a major role in advancing the physical facilities, clinical activities and scientific programs of the School of Medicine, Dr. Becker championed the cause of the School of Medicine’s library and played a major role in the design and construction of the current library building, completed in 1989. The library was renamed in honor of Dr. Becker in May 1995. The Bernard Becker Collection in Ophthalmology and Optics, one of the finest collections of rare books on ophthalmology and the visual sciences and personally acquired by Dr. Becker, is a major component of the library’s internationally recognized rare book collections.

Dr. Becker was born in New York City in 1920, graduating from Princeton University in 1941 and from Harvard Medical School in 1944. After an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps before completing his training in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then briefly served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins before coming to Washington University. 


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