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Valentina Suntzeff’s freshman year student photograph, 1911

Russian refugee doctor becomes WashU cancer researcher

This story is summarized from Valentina Suntzeff’s unpublished autobiography, which can be found in the Valentina Suntzeff Papers in the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Applying to Washington University School of Medicine in 1891

Applying to medical school today is widely known to be an intensive and rigorous process. In 1891, the year Washington University first offered medical education, an applicant to the university’s medical school only needed to satisfy any one of the four admission requirements listed below:
Evarts Graham demonstrates how the smoking apparatus was used

The Great American Smokeout

Every year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society encourages all smokers to avoid using cigarettes for 24 hours for the Great American Smokeout event. The hope is that by refraining from smoking for one single day, and instead learning more about the many health benefits of quitting for good, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Oct. 4 is #AskAnArchivist Day

  On Wednesday, Oct. 4, Becker Library will participate in Ask an Archivist Day, an event that highlights the importance of archives as unique sources of information and emphasizes the value they bring to the community. On Oct. 4, ...
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.

Becker Library Travel Scholarship Awarded

The Becker Medical Library travel scholarship for Spring 2017 was recently awarded to Justin Barr, MD, PhD.  Barr will visit the library in July to research the history of arterial repair, focusing on identifying certain surgical techniques that were learned during wartime and later became standard in surgical education. This work builds on his doctoral dissertation, "Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960."
V-J Day dancing

Remembering V-E Day: May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as V-E Day, is celebrated each year to commemorate Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies near the end of World War II on May 8, 1945. Several hundred members of Washington University Medical Center community were serving in the U.S. armed forces on V-E Day, many of them attached to the 21st General Hospital medical unit. 

Washington University Medical Alumni Quarterly now digitized for open access

All 54 issues of the Washington University Medical Alumni Quarterly spanning the years 1937-1951 are now available online via Digital Commons@Becker.