Interview, April 17, 2021

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. John B. Hanks on April 17, 2021 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 01:10:16

During the interview, Hanks discusses his family; early life in Washington, DC; education; how he came to be a doctor and why he picked his specialty; how he came to Duke for his residency and fellowship; working under Sabiston as a resident and chief resident and his unrelenting perfectionism; his research at Duke; his relationship with Sabiston after he left Duke; other memories of Sabiston; and recollections of the people he worked with at Duke during his residency and fellowship. Digital files include transcript (DOCX), interview (M4A), and consent form (PDF).

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