Interview, February 18, 2020

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Stuart J. Knechtle on February 18, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 00:52:19

During the interview, Knechtle discusses his educational background; how he decided to become a transplant surgeon; how he selected Duke for his residency; his experience as a surgical resident and chief at Duke under Sabiston; how Sabiston influenced and helped to shape his career in medicine by encouraging research, conference attendance, and making introductions to other surgeons; Sabiston's rules for dress, food, and drink as a means to establish discipline and professionalism; Sabiston's Christmas parties; Sabiston's interest in the history of surgery; and his warm memories of Sabiston and Sabiston's family. Digital files include transcript (DOCX), interview (MP3), and consent form (PDF).

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