University of Virginia Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

1930s

University of Virginia Health System Scrapbook: The 1930s

1934

  • Library Books and Journals: 13,336
  • Current Library Periodicals: n/a
  • Medical School Tuition: Virginia $250, Other $300
  • Number of Medical Students: 236
Medical School Class of 1934

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1934

Paul Barringer

Paul Barringer, Professor of Surgery

Portico Entrance of the School of Medicine

Entrance of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

McIntire Tumor Clinic Established

McIntire Tumor Clinic Established

Nursing School Class of 1934

Blue Ridge Hospital Nursing Class of 1934

Steele Wing and back of Hospital

Steele Wing and Back of University of Virginia Hospital

1935

  • Library Books and Journals: 14,580
  • Current Library Periodicals: n/a
  • Medical School Tuition: Virginia $250, Other $300
  • Number of Medical Students: 246
  • The medical museum is moved to accommodate additional library stack space.
  • Miriam Buchanan is the Medical Librarian.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1935

Blue Ridge Hospital Nursing Class of 1935

Dr. Halstead Hedges

Dr. Halstead Hedges, Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor William Goodwin

Professor William Goodwin

Nurses with patients in new wards

Nurses with patients in new wards

UVa Hospital ca. 1930

University of Virginia Hospital, circa. 1930

1936

  • Library Books and Journals: 16,198
  • Current Library Periodicals: 203
  • Medical School Tuition: n/a
  • Number of Medical Students: n/a
Medical School Class of 1936

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1936

Miss Josephine McLeod - Superintendent of Nursing

Miss Josephine McLeod, Superintendent of Nursing

Medical School

University of Virginia Medical School, circa 1930

Alderman Library

The entire Library staff (the Library was housed in the Medical School) consisted of 1 medical librarian, 2 student assistants, and 2 National Youth Administration student helpers.

UVa Hospital

University of Virginia Hospital, circa 1936

1937

  • Library Books and Journals: 17,747
  • Current Library Periodicals: n/a
  • Medical School Tuition: n/a
  • Number of Medical Students: n/a
  • “Perhaps no department is more vital to the educational and research program of the Medical School than its library” Medical Education in the United States, 1934-1939
Medical School Class of 1937

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1937

Dr. James C. Flippin

Dr. James C. Flippin, Dean of the School of Medicine

Nursing School Class of 1937

University of Virginia School of Nursing Class of 1937

1938

  • Library Books and Journals: 18,500
  • Current Library Periodicals: n/a
  • Medical School Tuition: n/a
  • Number of Medical Students: n/a
Medical School Class of 1938

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1938

anatomical theatre

After spending a good part of 17 years in this modest and homely building, I had naturally developed a sentimental interest in its preservation. All I could salvage was a single brick, which we covered with tapestry and are now using as a door-stop in our home on University Circle.

Harvey Jordan

Harvey Jordan

Alderman Library

The anatomical theatre was removed to clear the vista for Alderman Library shown here

Nursing School Class of 1938

Blue Ridge Hospital Nursing Class of 1938

1939

  • Library Books and Journals: 19,112
  • Current Library Periodicals: n/a
  • Medical School Tuition: Virginia $310, Other $360
  • Number of Medical Students: 246
Medical School Class of 1939

University of Virginia School of Medicine Class of 1939

John Staige Davis Neuro-Psychiatric Addition

Medical School

University of Virginia Medical School

Dean J.C. Flippin

Dean J.C. Flippin dies February 16th

Dean Harvey E. Jordan

Harvey E. Jordan becomes Dean of the School of Medicine

University Hospital Labs

“‘Work, that’s no work — why in Medicine …’ And so it goes. Lost in the routine of labs and quizzes, of dissections and analyses, the hopeful M.D.’s pause occasionally to snort at the playful romping of the colts in the other departments. But it was ever thus.” — Corks and Curls, 1939

Medical students working in the labs

Medical students working in the labs

New four-story wing for the University Hospital

Construction is soon to begin on a new four-story wing for the University Hospital. This is made possible by a P.W.A. appropriation of $208,500