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James Moores Ball: St. Louis Ophthalmologist, Medical Historian and Bibliophile

The following is a guest post from Robert M. Feibel, MD, acting director of the Center for History Of Medicine and professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His paper “James Moores Ball: Ophthalmologist, medical historian, bibliophile” was published in the Journal of Medical Biography in 2016.
Alfred Goldman, left, and Samuel B. Grant, right

A tradition of self-experimentation

As new and returning medical students come to Washington University in St. Louis to throw themselves into their studies, we remember that self-experimentation in medical research has a long tradition at the School of Medicine.
Portrait photograph of Ying-Kai Wu addressed to Evarts Graham, 1940s.

Wu Comes to WU

Ying-Kai Wu (1910-2003), also known as Y. K. Wu, was born in the town of Xinmin in northeastern China. In 1933, he graduated from the Moukden Medical College, located in present-day Shenyang. Wu then trained in surgery at the prestigious Peking Union Medical College in Beijing. There, he served as chief resident in surgery in 1938 and joined their staff as an instructor in surgery the following year. Two years later, his scholastic talent, surgical skill and fluency in English earned him a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to study thoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes Hospital.
A Barnes Hospital pantry maid, c. 1950s.

A Hospital Food Revolution

Marian Sizelove and Joyce Gibbons, dieticians at Barnes Hospital, wrote in 1949 that “One of the age old complaints of hospital patients is that the hot foods [they are served] are not hot an

In his own words: Philip M. Stimson, MD Assistant Resident at St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1916-1917

This week, as we welcomed new residents to the Medical Center, we discovered a letter in the Archives and Rare Books Division that was written by a resident 101 years ago.

The Salernitan Regimen of Health

Medical knowledge has undergone, shall we say, significant changes since the medieval and early modern periods.
Costantino Nivola sculpting the sand in concrete forms for Wohl Clinic mural

Finishing Touches

Lately, it seems the Washington University Medical Center is in a constant state of construction. Before one building is completed, work on another site begins. As the medical center has grown throughout its 100-year history, countless architects, construction workers, and artists have left their mark on its buildings.

A History of The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis Now on Display

Over 100 years of history are now on display on the seventh floor of Bernard Becker Medical Library.