Becker Archives acquires Jerome Cox papers, documenting medical computing at WashU

The Becker Archives has acquired the collected papers of Dr. Jerry Cox (1925-2023), who founded the Biomedical Computer Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1964. This impressive acquisition comprehensively documents his four-decade career at the university, which included pioneering research and developments in biomedical computing, PET scanning, and computer technology applications in healthcare. 

Prominently featured in this incredible collection are documents, photographs, oral histories, and videos highlighting the extensive implementation of computers to assist in research at the medical school and its affiliated hospitals in the 1960s and 1970s. For more information, see the Jerome R. Cox Papers in the Becker Archives Database.