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FHR-8-300A (11/78)

UNITED HERITAGE

STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONSERVATION AND RECREATION SERVICE

FOR rutv. m-K3.u=>C:

RECEIVED

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY-NOMINATION FORM

HOMER G.

PHILLIPS HOSPITAL,

ST.

LOUIS

CONTINUATION SHEET

For Dickmann the dedication was "one of the happiest moments and a "great day for the colored people, a great day for St.

in my administration" Louis, and a great day

because it gives us another opportunity to advance civilization."7

Despite general acknowledgement of Homer G. Phillips 1 significance

,

during the

early years the hospital budget was being "underpaid and overworked."8

limited and the staff soon earned a repuation of in 1944, Homer G. Phillips ranked in the upper

third of training

the ten largest general hospitals one-third of the graduates of the

in the country; by 1948, two black medical schools

the in

hospital was the country.

The hospital was also g-aining a national reputation for treatment of the acutely injured and the staff was making valuable contributions to the development of techniques for intravenous protein feeding and for the treatment of gunshot wounds,

burns

and

bleeding

ulcers. y

In

addition

to

providing

a

fully

accredited

training

program Homer G.

for interns and residents and Phillips established schools

school of for x-ray

nursing, between 1938 and 1946 technicians, laboratory technicians

and

medical

record

library

service.

Starting

in

the

early

1950s,

the

hospital

also

offered a program of advanced training to certified foreign doctors which helped ease the ever-present staff shortage as well as giving opportunity to foreign

doctors who, because of race or creed, were denied training in other hospitals.

Homer G.

Phillips was no longer to be an exlusively black institution following

a 1955 order western part

from the Mayor that of the city must be

patients

of

any

admitted

by

the

race,

color or

hospital.

Yet

creed living in the in 1960, every de

partment was also Homer G.

of the hospital was a faculty member of Phillips celebrated

staffed by a black doctor or associate director who

St. Louis University twenty-five years of

or Washington University. 10 service, the hospital could

When claim

nurses

in

1962,

six

the

distinction

the

world. Out

of of

having trained the largest number of black doctors and eight hundred interns trained at Homer G. Phillips, by

hundred were American blacks, States that was not served by

and there was no sizable black community in the United at least one Homer G. Phillips-trained doctor.' 1

During the fall

of 1964,

St.

Louis newspapers

reported attempts were underway

to reduce medical to Alderman Clark place where it is

service or possibly close Homer G.

Phillips Hospital.

According

of the

4th Ward, the

needed

mostly" in an

city was "trying to move a hospital from a effort to centralize municipal hospital care

at City Hospital

#1

on the near south side.

The transfer to City Hospital

#1

of

divisions such as the Washington University Discrepancies between

neuro-psychiatric clinic was explained as a convenience to teaching staff who were affiliated with City Hospital #1. the salaries of medical directors and operating budgets of

the two city hospitals were noted as inequity to Homer was reported in recruiting qualified staff at Homer G. were not competitive and Washington University and St.

G.

Phillips. 1 '

Phillips because Louis University

Difficulty

salaries would no

longer make their published finding

personnel available to of a "long-suppressed"

the hospital. 13

The St.

management

report

which

Louis

Post-Dispatch

concluded

that

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