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Sezer Aksel Oral History Interview, 2007 1 interview (1 master audiocassette tape, 1 master and 1 use CD, and 1 digital transcript)

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Sezer Aksel was the second female to graduate from the residency program in Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She became the professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Alabama in 1981. This collection contains 1 oral history interview 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 experiences as a woman within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke and establishing the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of South Alabama.

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.

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William G. Anlyan Oral History Interviews, 1978-2007 9 interviews (2 CDs, 1 DVD, 12 audio cassette tapes, 7 U-Matic tapes, 4 transcripts)

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William George Anlyan (1925-2016) came to Duke University School of Medicine for his residency in general and thoracic surgery (1949-1955). Afterwards, he joined the surgical staff led by Dr. Deryl Hart, becoming a full professor of surgery in 1961, and, from 1964 to 1969, was the third dean of the School of Medicine. Anlyan also served as vice president for health affairs (1969-1983) and chancellor for health affairs (1983-1989). From 1988 to 1993, Anlyan was the executive vice president and cencellor for health affairs before becoming chancellor of Duke University (1990-1995). This collection contains 9 oral history interviews conducted in 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, and 2007. Interviews in the 1990s were conducted by Dr. James Gifford. Interviews conducted in the 2000s were conducted by Jessica Roseberry.
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Dr. Marianne S. Breslin is a former head of the Psychosomatic Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on June 12, 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.

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.

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Elizabeth Bullitt Oral History Interview, October 18, 2005 1 interview (2 master audio cassette tapes, 2 use audio cassette tapes, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt was the first woman to graduate from the surgical residency at Duke University. She later served as the first female neurosurgeon on staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was vice chair and acting chair of the department. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 18, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Bullitt discusses her experiences as a female physician in the field of neurosurgery; the Department of Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; women in medicine; and women physicians.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt conducted on October 18, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry.
In this interview, Bullitt discusses her experiences as a female physician in the field of neurosurgery; the Department of Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; women in medicine; and women physicians.

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George Stanley Terence Cavanagh papers, 1996 0.4 Linear Feet (1 small flat folder)

Contains the book "The Panorama of Vesalius: A 'Lost' Design from Titian's Studio" by George Stanley Terence Cavanagh (1923-2005), Director of the Duke University Medical Center Library and Curator of the Trent Collection in the History of Medicine. Material dates to 1996.

Contains a copy of Cavanagh's book "The Panorama of Vesalius: A 'Lost' Design from Titian's Studio." Material dates to 1996.

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Rebecca Clayton Oral History Interview, March 15, 2007 1 interview (1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)

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Rebecca Clayton worked as Dr. Grace Kerby's secretary in Duke University's Department of Medicine from the 1960s until Kerby's retirement. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 15, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Clayton discusses beginning work as the secretary for 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, Dr. Eugene Stead; Bess Cebe, 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.

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.

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Sheila J. Counce-Nicklas Oral History Interview, June 21, 2007 1 interview (2 master CDs, 2 use CDs, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Sheila J. Counce-Nicklas was one of the first women in Duke University's Department of Anatomy. This collection contains 1 oral history interview 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.

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.

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Elizabeth R. DeLong Oral History Interview, 2010-2010 1 interview (1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)

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Dr. Elizabeth DeLong was a professor in the Division of Biometry and Medical Informatics for the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke, a biostatistician in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the chair of the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 21, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, DeLong speaks about 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.

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.

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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. Materials in this collection have been acquired from multiple sources. Some of the materials have been separated from existing collections. 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. 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." Types of formats include VHS tapes, Betacam tapes, U-Matic tapes, audiocassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, other forms for optical media, film, magnetic tapes, reel-to-reel audio, and wire recordings. Materials range in date from 1946 to 2023.

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.

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Alfred Gras Oral History Interview, September 23, 2005 1 interview (2 cassette tapes, 1 transcript)

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Alfred Gras (1920-2007) was a graduate of Duke University Medical School in 1944. He went into internal medical practice in Newark and Nutley, New Jersey; and Vermont. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his medical education and his experience of being the first student at Duke to receive penicillin.

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Alfred Gras conducted on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his medical education and his experience of being the first student at Duke to receive penicillin.