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Oral history can discover biographical details otherwise unattainable, reveal the patterns of thought that led to significant contributions, uncover unreported details and incidents, and recreate the atmosphere of past times. This book manages to fulfill these goals through a series of personal interviews with 16 significant figures in American medicine of the past 50 years. The interviewees include William Dock, Owen Wangensteen, William Murphy, Maxwell Wintrobe, Louis Goodman, Francis Moore, Joseph Johnson, Marian Ropes, Lena Edwards, Robert Good, Willem Kolff, and Arthur Kornberg.
We learn that one path into medicine was directed by an insistent mother. The widely assumed antagonism
Conversations in Medicine: the Story of Twentieth-Century American Medicine in the Words of Those Who Created It.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-2-282_1
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