Interview, August 5, 2019

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Walter Randolph "Ranny" Chitwood Jr. on August 5, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
Duration: 01:28:40
During the interview, Chitwood discusses early life, his undergraduate and medical school education, coming from a family of doctors, how he came to Duke for his residency, his residency at Duke, his memories of Sabiston, how Sabiston prepared residents to present, how Sabiston helped him make medical connections during a vacation to England, how Sabiston helped him move from Duke to East Carolina University after residency, interest in the history of medicine, involvement with the da Vinci Robot, and his medical career.
Digital files include transcript (.DOCX), interview (.MP3), and consent form (.PDF).

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