Oral history interview with Ruth Silberberg, 1976. 1976


Oral history interview with Ruth Silberberg, 1976. 1976

Silberberg discusses differences in medical education in Europe and the United States. She also discusses changes in the field of pathology in general and in the Department of Pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine over the course of her career. Changes due to the development of electron microscopy are recalled, as well as the difficulties Silberberg encountered working under dean of the medical school and head of the pathology department, Robert A. Moore. Silberberg talks of leaving Germany because of the rise of Nazism and her husband and her coming to St. Louis to work with Leo Loeb. She also describes her research in growth and aging, the study of osteoarthritis, and the relation of diabetes and joint disease.

Transcript : 24 leaves.Sound recording : 1 sound cassette (53 min.) : analog.Sound recording : 1 sound tape reel (53 min.) : analog.

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