Local scholars

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named the inaugural Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine on August 31, 2010. The Reeder Distinguished Professorship is named for Mabel Dorn Reeder (1908–2007), the daughter of a prominent South Carolina businessman and state senator. Ludmerer is internationally recognized and is the author of three books:

  • Genetics and the American Society: A Historical Appraisal (1972)
  • Learning to Heal: The Development of American Medical Education (1985)
  • Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care (2005)

Robert L. Grubb, MD, is Professor Emeritus of neurological surgery at Washington University. He is also professor of radiology and assistant professor of surgery (urologic surgery).

Candace O’Connor, an award-winning St. Louis-based freelance writer and editor.

Thomas A. Woolsey, MD,  George H. and Ethel R. Bishop Scholar in Neuroscience; Professor Emeritus of Experimental Neurological Surgery,of Experimental Neurology, of Anatomy and Neurobiology, of Cell Biology and Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Lecturer in Biology.  He is Acting Director Emeritus of the Center for History Of Medicine and Faculty Advisor Emeritus of The Young Scientist Program.