Interview, June 28, 2005

Duke University. Medical Center. Archives.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Henry H Muller on June 28, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry.
Duration: 01:45:00
Muller discusses his background; education; father's interest in Duke; coming to Duke University Medical School; Mrs. Elizabeth Swett; the approximate size of the medical school student body; recollections of professors at Duke Medical School: Dr. Duncan Hetherington, Dr. Talmage Peele, Dr. D.T. Smith, Dr. William Alexander Perlzwieg, Dr, Ivan Brown, Dr. George Eadie; medical student Alfred Gras becoming ill and being treated with penicillin; obtaining penicillin; registration forms from Duke convincing a roadblock officer that he was not a German officer; friends from medical school; substituting in surgery as junior and senior student; courses; rounding; Dr. Deryl Hart and others in Department of Surgery; Duke's relationship with Johns Hopkins; seeing President William Preston Few carried through the hospital after death; Dr. Wilburt Davison; Dr. William Anlyan; Dr. Ewald Busse; Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and Dr. Joseph Trent; the syphilis clinic at Duke; anatomy class; pathology class; a memorable patient at Duke; the death of Robert Randolph Jones by shooting; the effect of war on the medical school; social aspects of student life; other professors at Duke University Medical School; returning to Duke in various capacities; changes in Duke campus over time since his medical school days; Dr. Douglas Knight and Dr. Terry Sanford; his proposal to the board of trustees to accept the Nixon Library at Duke University; his own service on the board of trustees at Duke; meeting Elizabeth Dole and other celebrities through service on the board of trustees; Dr. David Sabiston; influence of his education at Duke on his later life; the increase in the number of females in medical schools; classmate Raymond Rammage; the large amount of surgical patients as a medical student at Duke; his internship at Johns Hopkins; the length of the residency program at Duke and at Hopkins; physical aspects of Durham at the time; and the relationship with town doctors. Includes 2 master and 2 use audiocassette tapes.

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