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Walter A. Pories Oral History Interview, July 30, 2020

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Dr. Walter J. Pories, MD, Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology at East Carolina University is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and received his MD with Honor at the University of Rochester where he also completed his surgical training in general and cardio-thoracic surgery. He served on the faculties of the University of Rochester, Case Western Reserve and East Carolina University where he served as the founding Chairman of Surgery for 19 years. He is currently the Director of the Bariatric Surgery Research Group. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 30, 2020 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Pories discusses his early life; education; decision to enter the medical profession; his career; how Sabiston helped him recruit for the Department of Surgery at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU) when it first started; Sabiston's contributions to the field of surgery through his skill as a surgeon, training surgeons, and his leadership in the American College of Surgeons; and other memories of Sabiston and his wife, Aggie.
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Walter A. Pories Oral History Interview, July 30, 2020 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 10.8 MB

Interview, July 30, 2020

W. Allen Addison Oral History Interviews, 2017-2017

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Dr. W. Allen Addison, MD, is the Walter L. Thomas Professor Emeritus at the Duke University School of Medicine and a past president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted in two parts on September 18 and September 19, 2018 by Joseph O'Connell. Throughout the interviews, Winifred Allen Addison and Sally Bender Addison discuss Dr. Addison's medical career from his upbringing in Toccoa, Georgia, through his ultimate position at Duke as Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The topics span Addison's personal life and relationships; his areas of medical specialization; and his experience of Duke University and Duke Medical Center as an institution.
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W. Allen Addison Oral History Interviews, 2017-2017 2 interviews (1 transcript) and 1.74 GB

Interviews, September 18 and 19, 2017

Wallace E. Jarboe Records, 1970-1978

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Contains the professional records of Wallace E. Jarboe (1920-2009), director of the Office of Logistics and Management for Duke North, pertaining to the planning of Duke Hospital North. Materials include bulletins, reports, minutes, correspondence, clippings, programs, drafts, and handwritten notes. Records range in date from 1970 to 1978.
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Wallace E. Jarboe Records, 1970-1978 1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Records, 1931-1985

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Contains bound copies of articles published by members of the Microbiology Department. Also includes a composite image from the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology's seasonal door decorating contest with COVID-19 playing a prominent role. Materials range in date from 1931 to 2020.
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Records, 1930-2018

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in 1930 as one of the founding departments at Duke University Medical Center. This collection contains articles, clippings, order forms, lectures, survey results, slides, Roy T. Parker Symposium programs, correspondence, artifacts, plaques, printed materials, photographs, negatives, and delivery and procedure logs produced by Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty members from 1930 to 1995. Major contributors include F. Bayard Carter, E. C. Hamblen, and Robert A. Ross. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2018.

News Service Clippings Collection, 1927-1986

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Contains news clippings pertaining to Duke University Medical Center. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, Highland Hospital, and the 65th General Hospital. Clippings were collected by a news clipping service. Materials range in date from 1927 to 1986.
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Jane Elchlepp Papers, 1964-1991

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Contains the professional papers of Jane Elchlepp,member of the Department of Pathology and assistant vice president for health affairs, planning, and analysis. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, budgets, contracts, and committee materials. Major subjects include hospital planning and construction, Duke Hospital, and the Duke University Medical Center. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1991.
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Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter Records, 1960-1989

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The Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha (AOA) Chapter Records documents the activities, administration, and membership of the Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha at Duke University, installed locally in 1932. AOA is an honorary medical society. Duke members have included faculty, house staff and students. The collection contains AOA administrative records, lists of member names, correspondence, and event information. Types of materials include brochures, correspondence, and lists. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine and medical students. Materials range in date from 1960 to 1989.

Duke Clinical Research Institute Records, 1983-2018

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The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) was created in 1996 from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (DDCD). Dr. Robert M. Califf was named as the first DCRI director. The DCRI designs and conducts small and large multinational clinical trials. Contains correspondence, reports, newsletters, meeting agendas, research applications, clinical trial research reports, articles, presentations, meeting minutes, financial materials, pamphlets, brochures, audiovisual materials, and photographs. Materials range in date from 1983 to 2018.

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs Records, 1932-2023

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Contains the records of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, primarily the records of the Duke Medical Alumni Association. The Duke Medical Alumni Association includes graduates of the Duke School of Medicine, former Duke house staff, current medical students, current house staff, and Duke University Medical Center faculty. Types of materials included are correspondence; programs; class letters; photographs; alumni directories; fundraising materials; lists; documentation of awards, galas, and anniversary celebrations; digital files; and a small amount of artwork. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center alumni and alumnae and Duke University School of Medicine alumni and alumnae. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2023.
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Vice Provost's Advisory Committee Records, 1963-1977

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Contains records pertaining to the Vice Provost's Advisory Committee at Duke University Medical Center. Materials include correspondence, minutes, handwritten notes, and meeting agendas. Materials date from 1963 to 1977.
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Vice Provost's Advisory Committee Records, 1963-1977 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Records, 1963-1977

Roscoe R. Robinson Papers, 1960-1978

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Contains the professional papers of Roscoe R. Robinson (1929-2004), professor, associate vice president, and chief executive officer of Duke University Medical Center and the director of the Division of Nephrology. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, drafts, news releases, agendas, notes, and financial materials. Major subjects include Sea Level Hospital and hospital administration. Materials date from 1960 to 1978.
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James Leonard Bennett Papers, 1967-1993

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James Leonard "Pete" Bennett, Jr., graduated from Duke University in 1956. He worked as an administrator at Duke University Medical Center for 30 years, becoming director of administration in the Office of the Chancellor.

Marcia Herman-Giddens Papers, 1978-2007

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Marcia Herman-Giddens was a practicing pediatrician and professor in the Department of Pediatrics for the Duke University Medical Center, as well as a medical consultant for state and private child abuse cases. This collection is comprised of medical writings, manuscripts, statistics, publications, presentation transcripts and PowerPoints, abstracts, advertisements, manuals, legal records, and team and committee reports. Major subjects include Herman-Giddens' medical research and her work with Duke University Medical Center's Child Protection Team. Materials range in date from 1978 to 2007.
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Office of Grants and Contracts Records, 1984-1993

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Contains the administrative files of the Office of Grants and Contracts within the Office of Research Administration at the Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include reports, research grants for the Department of Surgery, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1984 to 1993.
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Department of Neurosurgery Records, 1922-1988

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Duke Neurosurgery was created in 1937, although it did not become a department until July 1, 2015. Prior to becoming a department, Neurosurgery was a division under the Department of Surgery. Contains materials documenting Dr. Guy Odom and Dr. Blaine Nashold's work for Duke Neurosurgery. Types of materials include patient records, 16mm films documenting various conditions, departmental administrative records, photographs, lantern slides, surgical knives, and a Riechert Mundinger cerebral stereotaxy frame and some related surgical components. Materials dates from 1922 to 1988.
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Francis Huntington Swett and Mary Elizabeth Glenn Swett Papers, circa 1932-1956

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Contains the research files for Francis Huntington Swett (1893-1943) and correspondence regarding his wife Mary Elizabeth Swett's (1895-1955) death. Francis Swett was a professor of anatomy and the first chair of the Department of Anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Following his death, Elizabeth Swett began working in the Duke School of Medicine's admissions office. Types of materials include research drawings and figures, notes, charts, correspondence, reports, and photographs. Materials range in date from 1932 to 1956.
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Occupational and Environmental Safety Office. Biological Safety Division Records, 1979-2003

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The Biological Safety Division of the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office at Duke University addresses employee safety, training, policies, and other concerns regarding occupational exposure to biological agents such as bloodborne pathogens and tuberculosis. Collection includes bulletins, reports, committee materials, exposure management plans, and correspondence. Major subjects include occupational and environmental health, research regulations, and tuberculosis exposure management. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2003.

Duke Hospital South Planning Collection, 1979-1982

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James Buchanan Duke established the Duke Endowment in 1924. The endowment provided funds to form Duke's School of Medicine and Duke Hospital. Duke North opened in 1980 and was connected the older hospital, referred to as the South division, through a personnel rapid transit system (PRT). Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, floorplans, charts, reports, articles, notes, and surveys. Materials range in date from 1979 to 1982 but the bulk of the material is undated.
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Records, 1979-1982

R. Frederick Becker Papers, 1940-1969

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Contains the professional papers of R. Frederick Becker (1912-2007), professor of anatomy at Duke University Medical School. Types of materials include personal and professional correspondence, reprints, clippings, minutes, programs, brochures, manuals, reports, notes, writings by Becker and his students, speeches, certificates, personnel materials, academic records, course materials, financial statements, grant applications, expenditure reports, and lab notebooks belonging to Becker. Materials date from 1940 to 1969.
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Howard C. Filston Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Howard C. Filston, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Surgery at University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, received his medical training from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He worked at Duke as a Professor and founding Chief of Pediatric Surgery from 1976 to 1990. He left Duke in 1990 to join the faculty at University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, where he was Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma, and Vice Chair/Education Coordinator in the Department of Surgery until his retirement in 2000. This collection contains 1 oral history conducted on October 5, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the Interview Filston discusses his early life; education; his decision to become a doctor; the field of pediatric surgery; working with his mentor, Dr. Robert (Bob) Izant; his fellowship with Dr. C. Everett Koop and helping establish the first surgical neonatal intensive care unit in the country; being recruited by Sabiston to come to Duke to as the first trained pediatric surgeon in an academic center in North Carolina; supportive coworkers at Duke; working with Dr. Samuel Katz; being involved in resident education at Duke; and how Sabiston ran the Department of Surgery and the culture of the department.
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Interview, October 5, 2019

Howard C. Filston Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (2 transcripts) and 17.54 MB

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Alfred Gras Oral History Interview, September 23, 2005

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Alfred Gras (1920-2007) was a graduate of Duke University Medical School in 1944. He went into internal medical practice in Newark and Nutley, New Jersey; and Vermont. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 23, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. Gras discusses his medical education and his experience of being the first student at Duke to receive penicillin.
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Ruby Leila Wilson Oral History Interviews, 1991-2007

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Ruby Leila Wilson was the dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1971 to 1984.
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Melvin Berlin Oral History Interview, October 31, 2003

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Melvin Berlin was the first medical team physician for the Duke athletic program.
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Elizabeth Bullitt Oral History Interview, October 18, 2005

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Dr. Elizabeth Bullitt was the first woman to graduate from the surgical residency at Duke University. She later served as the first female neurosurgeon on staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was vice chair and acting chair of the department. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 18, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry. In this interview, Bullitt discusses her experiences as a female physician in the field of neurosurgery; the Department of Surgery and Division of Neurosurgery at Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; women in medicine; and women physicians.
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Herbert A. Saltzman Oral History Interview, November 28, 2005

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Herbert A. Saltzman was a director of the F.G. Hall Lab for Environmental Research at Duke, now part of the Duke Center For Hyperbaric Medicine And Environmental Physiology.
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Interview, November 28, 2005

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Charles Peete Oral History Interview, November 2, 2004

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Charles Peete was a physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University.
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Nannerl O. Keohane Oral History Interview, May 26, 2004

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Contains audiotapes and transcript of an oral history interview with Nannerl O. Keohane, professor of political science and president of Duke University from 1993 to 2004.
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Nannerl O. Keohane Oral History Interview, May 26, 2004

Merel H. Harmel Oral History Interviews, 1995-2004

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Dr. Merel H. Harmel, MD, professor emeritus and founding chair of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology (1971-1983) was a pioneer in the practice, safety, and teaching of anesthesiology. Along with founding the Department of Anesthesiology ay Duke, he also founded anesthesiology departments at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and the University of Chicago. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on April 24, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford and May 26, 2004 by Jessica Roseberry. In the 1995 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Harmel discusses his career, the development of his research interests, and his interaction his department (the Department of Anesthesiology) with Sabiston and the Department of Surgery at Duke. In the 2004 interview, Harmel discusses his career, becoming the first chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and other administrative aspects of how a division becomes a department and how it operates within an established medical center.
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Interview, May 14, 2004

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Interview, May 10, 1984

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Frederick Bernheim and Molly Bernheim Oral History Interview, March 7, 1984

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Frederick Bernheim and Mary ("Molly") Bernheim were original faculty members at Duke University School of Medicine.
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James B. Wyngaarden Oral History Interviews, 1982-2007, undated

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Dr. James Barnes Wyngaarden, MD, is a former professor and administrator of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital. This collection includes 3 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on April 9, 1982 by Dr James Gifford, March 21, 2005 by Jessica Roseberry, and October 17, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit. In the 1982 interview, Wyngaarden discusses his background, education, professional career, research, his time at Duke and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and research training programs. In the 2005 interview, Wyngaarden discusses his work at both the NIH and Duke, as well as his commitment to the concept of the physician scientist and his continued work in scientific fields since leaving the NIH. In the 2007 interview, which is part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit, Wyngaarden discusses Dr. Grace Kerby and his understanding of her experiences in the Department of Medicine.
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Interview, June 30, 2005

Doyle Graham Oral History Interview, June 27, 1995

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Doyle Graham was a professor of pathology and dean of medical education at Duke, chair of the Pathology Department at Vanderbilt University, and chair of the toxicology study section of the National Institutes of Health.
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James M. Douglas Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2022

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Dr. James M. Douglas Jr., MD (1954- ), is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Bellingham, Washington, specializing in Cardiothoracic Surgery with the PeaceHealth Medical Group. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on June 24, 1994 by Dr. James F. Gifford and February 1, 2022 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the 1994 interview, Douglas discusses his background, how he chose to become a surgeon, the history of and multidisciplinary work in his Clinical Sciences Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, and that laboratory's use of clinical outcomes to describe and develop new surgical techniques. In the 2022 interview, Douglas discusses his early life, education, why he wanted to become a surgeon, how he came to complete his residency at Duke, what it was like to be the first African American to complete a surgery residency at Duke, what it was like to be a surgery resident under Sabiston, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Charles B. Hammond Oral History Interview, June 2, 2004

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Charles B. Hammond is professor emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University.
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Interview, June 2, 2004

H. Keith H. Brodie Oral History Interview, June 17, 2004

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H. Keith H. Brodie is a former chair of the Department of Psychiatry, chancellor, and president of Duke University.
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Interview, June 14, 2004

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Ralph Randal (Randy) Bollinger Oral History Interviews, 1994, 1995

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Dr. Ralph Randal (Randy) Bollinger, MD, a surgeon who spent his entire professional career at Duke, was appointed to the surgery faculty in 1980 and appointed Chief of Transplantation in 1983. He was instrumental in the development of liver and pancreas transplantation, participating in the first liver transplant at Duke, and pioneering the technical, immunological, and logistical complexities of these burgeoning operations. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on July 21, 1994 and November 28, 1995 by Dr. James Gifford. Both interviews are included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the July 21, 1994 interview Bollinger discusses his career as a surgeon, his research interests, and the work of his laboratory within the structure of the Department of Surgery. In the November 28, 1995 interview Bollinger discusses his work as Chief of the Division of General Surgery.
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Hilliard Seigler Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2018

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Dr. Hilliard F. Seigler, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and Professor Immunology at Duke University. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on July 18, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and February 27, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr. In the 1994 interview, Seigler discusses the Melanoma immunology laboratory. In the 2018 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Seigler reflects on his time at Duke in the Department of Surgery.
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Martin Marc Cummings Oral History Interview, July 15, 2005

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Martin Marc Cummings graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1944. He was the director of the National Library of Medicine from 1964 to 1984.
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Robert H. Jones Oral History Interviews, 1994-2007

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Dr. Robert (Bob) H. Jones. MD (1940-2020). completed his surgical residency at Duke in 1975. Afterwards, he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery where he remained until he retired in 2014 as the Mary and Deryl Hart Distinguished Professor of Surgery. During his career, Jones was a prolific cardiothoracic surgeon performing thousands of Coronary Artery Bypass operations, a clinical investigator, and a medical educator. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted at separate times. Interviews were conducted on July 14, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and April 26, 2007 by Jessica Roseberry. In the 1994 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Jones discusses his career, research interests, working for and with Sabiston, the origins and development of his lab, as well we the current and future status of his field. In the 2007 interview, which is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Jones reflects on his work as a cardiovascular surgeon, his research, experiences with Sabiston, and the Duke Cardiovascular Databank.
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Brenda Nevidjon Oral History Interview, July 13, 2005

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Brenda Nevidjon is a clinical professor in Duke University's School of Nursing and former chief operating officer of Duke University Hospital.
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Francis H. McCullough Oral History Interview, July 12, 2005

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Francis H. McCullough graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine's V-12 military program in 1943. He served as a physician during the Korean War after completing his residency in orthopedics at Duke.
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John Palmer Grant Oral History Interview, 1994-1994

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Dr. John Palmer Grant, MD, is a Professor of Surgery at Duke whose research interests lie in issues surrounding the surgical management of obesity. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on July 12, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, which is included in the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project, Grant discusses the Surgical Nutrition Research Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, his background, and Dr. David Sabiston's reputation and the Department of Surgery at Duke.
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