Interview, November 2, 2004

Duke University. Medical Center. Archives.
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In this interview, Dr. Peete discusses his background; physicians in his family; father as general practitioner; education; Dr. Eugene Stead; extension of medical training due to return of soldiers to Duke; board certification in obstetrics and gynecology; US Naval Hospital in Key West, Florida; return to Duke; subspecialties in obstetrics and gynecology; Violet Turner; first obstetrical delivery as medical student; types of surgeries done in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; early Pap smears at Duke; Carter Club history; purpose of Carter Club; personal involvement in Carter Club; women in obstetrics and gynecology; change in field due to specialization; fourteen changes in field over the last fifty years; outrider clinics; Salvation Home for Unwed Mothers; segregation in outpatient clinics; integration of department; rotations to Lincoln Hospital; woman's clinic; obstetrics and gynecology facilities in Duke South; Dr. Bayard Carter; bedside manner of Dr. Carter; language of Dr. Carter; characteristics of Dr. Carter; death of Dr. Carter; Dr. Robert A. Ross and origins of nickname "Daddy"; Dr. Ross's leaving to go to University of North Carolina; characteristics of Dr. Ross; Dr. Roy Parker; personal friendship with Dr. Parker; characteristics of Dr. Parker; Dr. William Peete (brother); excellence of Dr. William Peete in academics and medicine; Dr. William Peete as assistant to Dean Davison and as dean of students; other family groups at Duke.


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