Interview with William Markesbery, July 7, 1986
Part of University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project
- Interview with William Markesbery, July 7, 1986
- Richard C. Smoot; interviewer. William Markesbery; interviewee.
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- 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.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Markesbery, William R., 1932- -- Interviews, Older people, Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Nursing homes, Medical education, Health care reform
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