Dr. J.J. Singer specialized in diseases of the chest, especially tuberculosis. He had an eminent career both as clinician
and as hospital administrator. This is a small and spotty collection of personal, legal, and professional documents, a few
photographs and 16mm films.
Jacob Jesse Singer (1882-1954) born in Leeds, United Kingdom, was brought by his parents to St. Louis, Missouri as a small
child. He attended Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, receiving his M.D. degree in 1904 and interning in St.
Louis hospitals until 1906. Dr. Singer specialized in diseases of the chest, especially tuberculosis, and in 1937 he was certified
by the Board of Internal Medicine with a specialty in tuberculosis. He acted as consultant on pulmonary diseases at the Washington
University-affiliated Barnes Hospital, where he and the eminent thoracic surgeon Evarts Graham established the first modern
chest clinic and published a landmark case report on the first successful pneumonectory for lung cancer.