Remembering Dr. Helen Nash

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 17, 2015

Remembering Helen Nash, MD – Pioneering African-American Physician From the Becker Archives, Washington University School of Medicine: Helen E. Nash challenged the racial status quo in St. Louis when she became the first African-American doctor to join the staff of St. Louis Children’s Hospital i...

The New Washington University

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class 2016 on June 10, 2015

It may be difficult to imagine the joy and excitement of the earliest professors, students, and board members when Washington University was founded in 1853. When the university moved in 1905 from the first downtown campus in the city of St. Louis to its current location near Forest Park, that en...

The WWI Diary of Captain Levi H. Fuson of Base Hospital 21

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 4, 2015

From Missouri Over There: Exploring Missouri’s Role in WWI: “In 1915, Levi H. Fuson was one of 29 to graduate from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Of the 29 graduates, 24 went on to serve in World War I as commissioned medical officers. Fuson was t...