Courtesy of Washington University-St. Louis
The Barnes Hospital patient ward
December 7, 1914: Barnes Hospital opened in St. Louis and admitted twenty-six patients. Later that year, Children’s Hospital and the Washington University Medical School moved nearby and thus began the present medical complex.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.