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History of medicine in Fayette County [Ky] oral history project

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): This series concerns the history of medicine in Fayette County in the twentieth century. Physicians discuss their personal and family histories, the University of Kentucky in the 1920s, Good Samaritan Hospital and other hospitals in Lexington during the 1920s and 1930s, internships in the 1930s, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, disease in the CCC camps, medicine during World War II, practicing medicine in Lexington immediately after World War II, house calls, the elimination of septic tanks and installation of city sewers, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the University of Kentucky Medical Center and its relationship with the community, the controversy over the establishment of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, general practice doctors, surgeons, surgical procedure advancements, nursing care, the desegregation of the Fayette County Medical Association in 1947 and 1948, black physicians in Lexington, cooperation between white and black physicians, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, the Hunter Foundation, Dr. John Scott, and Dr. Frederick Rankin.

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHMed; Series Code Med001

Extent: 57 interviews (90 hours of audiocassette recordings)

Finding Aid URL: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=165117&sid=1484790 External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American doctors
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Discrimination in medical care
Kentucky--Race relations
Medical care
World War, 1939-1945

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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