Last updated: July 28, 2017
- 700-728 South Euclid Avenue and 4565 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO
- National Register of Historic Places
- OPEN TO PUBLIC:
To further its cause, the hospital also provided education in the field to train nurses; a separate nurse's home provided on site occupancy. The research work and instruction for all of the Shriners' hospitals was conducted in the St. Louis hospital. Important medical advancements such as the first successful operation concerning the lengthening of a leg and the earliest attempt at skeletal traction to correct congenital dislocation of the hip were conducted in the hospital in 1924 and 1930 respectively. Revolutionary during the time, these efforts helped lay the foundation for surgical advancement concerning spinal injuries as well as effectively treating broken bones.