Interview, February 25,2020

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Layton F. Rikkers on February 25, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 00:22:04

During the interview, Rikkers discusses his career; how he chose to become a surgeon; his great admiration of Sabiston; taking over the editorship of "Annals of Surgery" from Sabiston including meeting Sabiston for an interview for the position, the changes he implemented, and how Sabiston's wife, Agnes, packed up and shipped all the "Annals of Surgery" materials after Sabiston's stroke to send to Rikkers in Wisconsin so he could start working on it immediately; and other memories of Sabiston. Digital files include transcript (.DOCX), interview (.MP3), and consent form (.PDF).

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