This is Part 5 of a multi part series on oral histories at the Medical Center Archives.
- Part 1 “Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” outlines what an oral history is and the types of oral histories held at the Medical Center Archives.
- Part 2 “Women in Duke Health Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” highlights the oral history interviews with Duke women and showcases an online exhibit about these interviews.
- Part 3 “Black History Oral Histories at the Medical Center Archives” highlights interviews that document the experiences of Black individuals at Duke Health.
- Part 4: “David C. Sabiston Oral History Project at the Medical Center Archives” is an oral history project initiated by the Department of Surgery to collect memories from people who knew Dr. David Coston Sabiston Jr., MD (1924-2009) to write a definitive biography of the Duke surgeon.
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, began conducting and collecting oral histories in 2020, as a means to capture personal recollections of faculty. The Department of Medicine was established in 1930 when the Duke University School of Medicine (DUSOM) and Duke University Hospital were also created. See below for a previous and current chairs.
- Harold L. Amoss, 1930-1933
- Frederick M. Hanes, 1933-1946
- Eugene A. Stead, Jr., 1947-1967
- James Wyngaarden, 1967-1982
- David T. Durack (Acting), 1982-1983
- Joseph C. Greenfield, 1983-1995
- Barton Haynes, 1995-2003
- Pascal J. Goldschmidt, 2003-2006
- Harvey J. Cohen (Interim), 2006-2007
- Harvey J. Cohen, 2007-2010
- Mary E. Klotman, 2010-2017
- Joseph G. Rogers (Interim), 2017-2018
- Kathleen Cooney, 2018-present
The Department of Medicine is the largest of 23 departments in the DUSOM and is comprised of 12 divisions spanning the specialties of internal medicine. Each division includes faculty physicians and investigators, as well as house staff and laboratory trainees, who help to deepen the understanding of their specialty. Currently, the department has more than 600 faculty members that are national leaders in their specialties, principal investigators in large national networks, and leaders in campus institutes and centers that facilitate team science. The collaborative nature of the department drives their clinical leadership, research success, and innovations in medical education. Since its inception, the Department of Medicine has forged vital partnerships to advance research, patient care, and medical education at Duke University. You can learn more about the Department of Medicine’s history here.
The Department of Medicine Oral History Project currently contains 13 interviews conducted with people who worked in Department of Medicine at Duke. The list interviews includes
- Nancy B. Allen
- John A. Bartlett
- Thomas M. Bashore
- Pamela S. Douglas
- Joseph O. Moore
- Diana B. McNeill
- Rodger A. Liddle
- David L. Simel
- Kevin L. Thomas
- Nelson Jen An Chao
- Ann J. Brown
- Carla W. Brady
- Marilyn J. Telen
This blog post was contributed by Technical Services Head Lucy Waldrop.