Interview, January 31, 2006

Tyor, Anne Bradfield
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Mrs. Tyor discusses coming to Duke; the dietetics program at Duke; being a relative of Dr. Deryl Hart; Elsie Martin, chief of dietetics program at Duke; the atmosphere at Duke; the Duke School of Medicine class of 1946; Dr. Malcolm P. Tyor; closeness of class of 1946; marriages to dieticians, student nurses, and student technicians in class of 1946; Dr. Eugene Stead's social events with house staff; the VA Hospital; Dr. Stead's thriftiness; Dr. Stead testing the knowledge of others; professional courtesy of the medical profession before insurance companies' involvement; the connectedness of the Duke network; the return of Tyors to Duke from Jacksonville, Fla., in 1955; women not working due to having families; Jean Estes (wife of Dr. E. Harvey Estes); having a large family; the community of Duke faculty families on Anderson Street; Dr. Walter Kempner; the diet kitchen; working as a student dietician; the kitchen in Duke Hospital North; teaching students dietetics; the creation of a male nutritionist program; entertaining as the wife of division chief; going to conferences as wife of division chief; the expectations of being a wife of a division chief; the competitive nature of wives in Duke hierarchy; the role of wives as supporters to faculty husbands; Ethel Wyngaarden; Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans; Purple Jesus [alcoholic beverage]; the town-gown atmosphere of Durham; Dr. William Anlyan's influence on Duke; Joseph Greenfield; and the feeling of closeness at Duke.

The transcription of this interview was made possible by a grant from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.


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