Interview, December 13, 2019

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Artley, Mary
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This oral history interview was conducted with Mary Artley on December 13, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 00:21:27

During the interview, Artley discusses her early life; moving to Durham, North Carolina; her education; how she came to work for the Department of Surgery at Duke Hospital; her memories of working for the Department of Surgery; and her memories of Dr. David Sabiston from her time in the department. Artley did not interact with Sabiston much, as he never spoke to her and used his business manager, Mike Slaughter, as his liaison. The one time he asked her to do something for him, it was through Slaughter. Sabiston liked Artley's handwriting and asked for her to hand address his Christmas cards one year. Aside from that interaction, Artley found Sabiston intimidating from the stories she heard, how he treated his surgical residents, and how he often talked down to people and belittled them. Digital files include transcript (DOCX), interview (MP3), and consent form (PDF).

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