lsu medical school doctor's white coat
this white coat belonged to Dr. A. J. Lauro, a New Orleans native born in 1927 and drafted into ww2 as a young adult where he was stationed in Japan. he survived and at the end of the war enrolled in medical school where he graduated from LSU in 1954.
at the time, Charity Hospital here in New Orleans was the one of the biggest and oldest hospitals in operation, and had one of the busiest emergency rooms. Dr. Lauro spent much of his time in the emergency room treating trauma patients and realized the need for physicians to have a formal medical training (residency) in emergency medicine. he was one of a few to begin forming this training and by 1972 it was enacted in partnership with the American College of Emergency Medicine. this white coat is from the early days in his career.
Dr. Lauro was heralded for his contributions to medicine, particularly in New Orleans. his legacy lives on - each year LSU bestows a medical residency graduate an award in his honor.