BECKER MEDICAL LIBRARY, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Medical Journeys: Transplanting Medical Knowledge Across the World
"Medical Journeys" brings to light items from several of the archival collections of the Washington University School of Medicine pertaining to physicians and medical scientists who immigrated to Missouri from foreign countries in the 19th and 20th centuries and to Missouri physicians and medical scientists who traveled abroad to research, teach and share their expertise.
This collection explores the opportunities and challenges encountered by foreign-born students, physicians, and medical scientists in settling in Missouri; the contacts that paved the way for Missouri physicians and scientists to train and work abroad, to invite foreign research fellows to Missouri hospitals and laboratories, and to promote exchange programs with overseas medical schools; and the political conflicts and crises that increased or diminished possibilities for international travel and immigration.
Funding for the "Medical Journeys" project was awarded by the Missouri State Library using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.
Photographs, texts, oral histories and memorabilia from the archival collections of physicians and scientists such as Gustav Baumgarten, Carl and Gerty Cori, Paul H. Stevenson, Valentina Suntzeff, and Michel Ter-Pogossian illustrate the pathway of medical knowledge across borders. This collection includes items from over 35 visual collections held by the Archives of the Washington University School of Medicine. Textual material was drawn from scores of the manuscript and institutional collections held in the Becker Medical Library.
Rights and Reproductions
The Bernard Becker Medical Library offers public access to the materials in its Archives and Rare Books (ARB) collections as a contribution to education and scholarship. The Library retains all rights to the reproduction of these resources.
Some materials in the collections may be protected by copyright. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by the Fair Use provisions of the US copyright law requires the written permission of the Bernard Becker Medical Library and/or the copyright owners. Researchers maintain the full legal responsibility for observing the copyright law, as well as the laws of libel, invasion of privacy, and property rights.
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