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Oral Histories

Interview excerpts provided by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, UK Libraries.
To listen to complete interviews, visit the Nunn Center’s UK College of Medicine Oral Histories Project on the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries.

 

A. Byron Young, M.D.

A. Byron Young, M.D. ’65
Department of Surgery Faculty, 1974-2007, Chair, Department of Surgery, 1986-1996, Founding Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, 2007-2008, Department of Neurosurgery Faculty, 2007-present
Date of Interview: August 4, 1987

Young outlines the life of a first-year medical student and the impact of professors during the College of                                            Medicine’s early days.

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Kurt W. Deuschle, M.D.

Kurt W. Deuschle, M.D.
Founding Chair, Department of Community Medicine, 1960-68
Date of Interview: August 20, 1987

Deuschle discusses the establishment, goals and objectives of the Department of Community Medicine at UK College of Medicine. He also outlines the outstanding departments of the Medical Center and reflects on the general innovative nature of the entire school.


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Peter P. Bosomworth, M.D.

Peter P. Bosomworth, M.D.
Founding Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, 1962-70, Vice President and Chancellor, UK Medical Center, 1970-94
Date of Interview: July 9, 1986

Bosomworth discusses his initial interest in the structure of the Medical Center and outlines the different developments in curriculum over the years at UK. He also discusses his personal career, profiles                                             incoming students at the medical school, and the development of the University Hospital.

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Ben Eiseman, M.D.

Ben Eiseman, M.D.
Founding Chair, Department of Surgery, 1961-67
Date of Interview: October 22, 1987

Eiseman outlines his managerial strategy as head of the Department of Surgery and outlines the benefits of the unique structure. He also reflects on his assembly of an advisory board and the respect he garnered for his handling of occasional disagreements.

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