Friday, February 12, 2010

Annus quadragesimus

This being the day of my fortieth anniversary, it seems appropriate to celebrate those OHSU units and programs celebrating along with me this year:

In 1970:

The School of Nursing's master's program received accreditation from the National League for Nursing. You can read all about the history of SON in Barbara Gaines's work, now available in full from the school's website (PDF).

The Dept. of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine was established as an independent unit, with Norman Bergman as chair. Check out the interview with Dr. Bergman's widow, Betty, or The History of Anesthesia in Oregon to learn more about the department.

The Division of Family Practice was created, with Laurel Case as chief. An oral history interview with Dr. Case was conducted as part of the OMA/OMEF history of medicine in Oregon documentary project, and a transcript is available from Historical Collections & Archives upon request.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery was begun, with Jack Campbell as chief. Dr. Campbell sat down with us for an oral history interview in 2005; tapes and transcript are available in the main library. Also of interest is Harold Erickson's Recollections on the first residency in pediatric surgery at Doernbecher Memorial Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon and A history of pediatrics in the North Pacific : commemorating the centennial meeting of the North Pacific Pediatric Society, 1919-1970.

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation started, with Kenneth Smyth as chief. Arthur C. Jones was Professor Emeritus in the division that year; his 1991 memoir is a vast tome that contains a great deal of information about his family, but also about the development of physical medicine in Oregon.

And the section of renology within the Division of Cardiology began under George Porter. The oral history program got to Dr. Porter early on; his 1998 interview is available in the main library.

Happy Birthday to us all!

2 comments:

Dale Danley said...

Happy birthday, Sara!

Ian said...

Oh how times have changed. What do you think these physicians would say about Facebook, Twitter etc. and their impact, if there even is any, on how medicine is practiced or dwelt with? Let's ask them in ten years or so. Can we use our Facebook pages www.facebook.com/#!/pages/OHSU-Bone-Joint-Care/384125090857 and Twitter twitter.com/OHSUJointCare accounts to better communicate with patients?