Tuesday, December 10, 2013

4 new oral history transcripts in the DRL

Intrepid volunteer Kathleen Feduccia has just added 4 new transcripts to the OHSU Oral History Collection in the Digital Resources Library!

J. David Bristow was interviewed in 1997. He discussed his experiences at the University of Oregon Medical School, Multnomah County Hospital, the VA Hospital, and the U.S. Navy. He reflected on his work for the medical school's Department of Cardiology, including his experiences with notable figures such as Howard "Hod" Lewis and Herbert Griswold.

Bernice Orwig Cochran was interviewed in 1997. She remembered her recruitment to the medical school's nursing program by Elnora Thomson, and her work in turn, recruiting nursing students from across the state of Oregon. She speaks of the general development of nursing education, and shares observations about the variety of nursing programs in the state.

Gwynn Brice Dockery was interviewed twice, in 1997 and 1998. Drawing on her career in university administration, she noted many ways in which the medical school and hospitals responded to changes in health care and educational policy through the mid-20th century.

Ruby Hills, Kay Fisher Hilterbrant, and Edith Moore Richards were interviewed together in 1998. The three nurses discussed their experience during World War II, when they were recruited for service at the 46th General Hospital.

Transcripts and recordings of interviews from the OHSU Oral History Program are also available for checkout from the Main Library.

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