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19th-Century Medical Schools of St. Louis

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Glaser History of Medicine Gallery, 7th Floor, Bernard Becker Medical Library 660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis witnessed the creation of two-dozen medical schools in the 1800s, including the first west of the Mississippi River and the only two still in operation today.

While this may have been the heyday of medical schools in the city, the education at these institutions was often irresponsibly poor and sometimes willfully fraudulent. Tour a timeline of these 24 schools at the Glaser Gallery on the seventh floor of the Bernard Becker Medical Library, now through Feb. 18, 2021.

Please note that for all in-person events, attendees must adhere to Washington University’s public health requirements, including the latest events and meetings protocol. Guests will be required to show a successful self-screening result and wear a mask at all times. 

Event Type



School of Medicine


Medicine & Health



Bernard Becker Medical Library
Event Contact

Laura Swofford | lswofford@wustl.edu

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