Opening of Barnes Hospital

On December 7, 1914, Barnes Hospital opened in St. Louis and admitted 26 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.

Image from Wikimedia Commons from Liz Graesser licensed under CC 4.0