Contains audio, video, and a small amount of digital photographs documenting the history of Duke University Medical Center. Coverage includes documentaries, alumni gatherings, interviews, speeches, lectures, conferences, awards, tributes, groundbreakings, building dedications, grand rounds, and student-faculty shows. People featured in the collection include: Jay M. Arena; William G. Anlyan; Lenox D. Baker; Ivan W. Brown; F. Bayard Carter; Elon Clark; Martin M. Cummings; Wilburt C. Davison; Victor J. Dzau; Wiley D. Forbus; Joseph C. Greenfield, Jr.; Charles B. Hammond; Philip Handler; Merel Harmel; Barton F. Haynes; Leslie Hohman; Charles Johnson; Samuel L. Katz; Joseph E. Markee; Robert J. Reeves; David T. Smith; Eugene A. Stead, Jr.; Andrew G. Wallace; and Barnes Woodhall. Groundbreakings and building dedications include: The Bryan Research Building; the Alyea Urology Clinic; Davison Circle at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital; the Duke University Eye Center; the Nanaline H. Duke Medical Science Building; the Seeley G. Mudd Building; the Woodhall Building; the Duke Center for Living; Duke Hospital North; and the Founders' Wall. Other items of note include Wilburt C. Davison's Dave at Roaring Gap, MEDSAC and Quail Roost conference recordings, a 14-part orientation of Duke Hospital North, documentaries about the 65th General Hospital, documentaries about Duke's hyperbaric chamber, and the multi-part interview series "Before the Colors Fade." The "Documentaries" series includes news broadcasts and television shows, including the 13-episode series "HOSPITAL" that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2000. Materials in this collection have been acquired from multiple sources. Some of the materials have been separated from existing collections. Materials range in date from 1946 to 2023.
Elizabeth R. DeLong Oral History Interview, 2010-2010 1 interview (1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)
Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Elizabeth DeLong conducted on October 21, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, DeLong discusses similarities and differences between working at a clinical research organization (Quintiles) and an academic research organization (Duke Medical Center); some collaborative projects between the Department of Biostatistics and other Duke departments; the importance of biostatistics to medical practice and medical research; the extent to which people in an academic institution are aware of the importance of statistics in their own work; the importance of having training in doing statistical work; master's versus PhD statisticians; the Duke Clinical Research Institute's emphasis on collaboration between medical investigators and statisticians; working with partners to make sure they set up their studies correctly; outcomes research versus clinical trials; equipoise; the importance of equipoise; personalized medicine; the accuracy of predictions in personalized medicine; bioinformatics; the importance of the department being accepted by other outside departments and groups; growth of the department; being a female in the sciences; her own background; mentors; Dean Nancy Andrews; whether she brings something different to the table as a female department chair; and the future of the department.
Marianne S. Breslin Oral History Interview, June 28, 2007 1 interview (4 CDs, 1 transcript)
Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Marianne S. Breslin conducted on June 28, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Breslin discusses her experiences as a woman and mother practicing psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Rebecca Clayton Oral History Interview, March 15, 2007 1 interview (1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)
Includes 1 oral history interview with Rebecca Clayton on March 15, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Clayton discusses beginning work as the secretary for Dr. Grace Kerby, in 1960; being pregnant and delivering her first child; there being no maternity leave policy; her care for Kerby after Kerby's retirement; Kerby's attention to detail; Kerby's very private nature; other elements of Kerby's character; Kerby's dedication to her work; Kerby's work on house staff schedules and Clayton's assistance to Kerby in this work; Kerby's assistance to then-Department of Medicine chair, Eugene Stead; Bess Cebe, Dr. Stead's assistant; Clayton's close relationship with Kerby; the interactions of secretaries in the department; Kerby's materials that Clayton has; Kerby upon retirement; Clayton's workload under Kerby; equipment Clayton used at the time; the proportion of work dedicated to house staff schedules; Kerby's privacy about her own schedule; and Clayton's previous work.
Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007 1 interview (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 master and 1 use CD, and 1 digital transcript)
Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Sezer Aksel conducted on September 13, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit.
In this interview, Aksel discusses her background in Turkey; her desire to become a physician even against her family's desires; coming to Duke Medical School; the difficulty understanding Southern accents; the friendly atmosphere at Duke; completing premedical courses at Duke; the new curriculum at Duke Medical School; her interest in physiology and endocrinology; her second year of residency at Johns Hopkins; women in her medical school class; the busy residency schedule at Duke; dressing facilities in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; working twice as hard initially to gain men's respect; her acceptance from the faculty of her department; the reputation of Dr. Eleanor Easley in the department; previous female interns in the department having a difficult time and leaving Duke; support from the nursing staff in the department; support from the department chair, Dr. Roy Parker; the supposition among some in the department that women patients did not like to see female doctors for ob-gyn care and Dr. Aksel's experiences to the contrary; the first baby delivered; endocrinology; endocrinology-related surgical procedures; laparoscopy; the length of residency determined by the department chair; operating as a resident; learning by doing; the growth of department; females who joined the residency in the department after she came; changes due to more females; the male-dominated nature of dressing facilities in department; job opportunities after finishing residency; and establishing the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of South Alabama.
The transcription of this interview was made possible by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.
Sheila J. Counce-Nicklas Oral History Interview, June 21, 2007 1 interview (2 master CDs, 2 use CDs, and 1 transcript)
Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Sheila J. Counce-Nicklas conducted on June 21, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Counce-Nicklas discusses women's issues in the medical field, including her own experiences as a female staff member in Duke University Medical Center's Department of Anatomy.