John B. Hanks Oral History Interview, 2021

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Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
Dr. John B. Hanks, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the General Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia. He completed his Surgery Residency and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Hospital. Hanks specializes in General Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on April 17, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Hanks discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, his research at Duke, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 35.0 MB
Collection ID:
OH.HANKSJ

Background

Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. John B. Hanks conducted on April 17, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

In the April 17, 2021 interview, Hanks discusses his early life, education, why he decided to join the medical profession, how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship, his research at Duke, his memories of Sabiston, and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. John Bright Hanks, MD, was born in Washington, DC. During WWII, and early in his parent's marriage, they moved from Wisconsin to Washington, DC for his father's job at the War Production Board. Hanks attended Landon School, a boys prep school located in Bethesda, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University (1969) and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1973). He completed his Surgery Residency (1973-1975) and his Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Hospital. As this was during the Vietnam War, he spent 2 years fulfilling his military commitment in the Public Service department at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

After graduating and completing his residency and fellowship, Hanks joined the faculty in the Department of Surgery in the General Surgery Division at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he remained until retirement. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2022.008 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, November 2021)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2022

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, April 17, 2021.
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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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[Identification of item], John B. Hanks Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.