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Interview with William Markesbery, July 7, 1986

Part of University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with William Markesbery, July 7, 1986
Creator:
Richard C. Smoot; interviewer. William Markesbery; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1986
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Dr. William Markesbery (Medical School Student, 1960-1964; Professor, Department of Neurology, Pathology, Neurosurgery, Anatomy and Neurobiology; Director, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center, Commonwealth Chair in Aging, 1972-2010) discusses the development of the Center on Aging, its focus on aging in the nervous system, and how the Center became a leader in studying Alzheimer's disease. In speaking about caring for the elderly, Markesbery criticizes nursing homes and suggests ways to improve them. He also talks about the need for change in the United States' medical system, particularly in creating a system that attracts and retains idealistic physicians.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Markesbery, William R., 1932- -- Interviews, Older people, Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Nursing homes, Medical education, Health care reform
Type:
sound
Source:
University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7cnp1wdw4p/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.