Posted on February 5, 2010
Vernon W. Fischer, a popular retired professor at St. Louis University School of Medicine, died Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2010)after a lengthy illness and a stroke last year. Colleagues said Professor Fischer could make a dry subject — anatomy — meaningful. Senior medical students recognized him as a top teacher, awarding him their Golden Apple award. Professor Fischer was born in Germany in 1923. In August 1939,he fled through the Kindertransport. He lived in England before moving to St. Louis.