Interview with Ward Griffen, Jr., November 30, 1985
Part of University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project
- Interview with Ward Griffen, Jr., November 30, 1985
- Richard C. Smoot; interviewer. Ward Griffen, Jr.; interviewee.
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- Dr. Ward Griffen, Jr. (Chair of the Department of Surgery, 1967-1986) discusses becoming a surgeon, attending Princeton, Cornell, and the University of Minnesota, and then coming to the University of Kentucky as associate professor of surgery. Griffen speaks at length about the state of medical education, which he believes is in decline, and the state of medicine in general. He discusses the need for better training of medical students and the large role of technology in medicine, to the determent of patient care. Other topics include his time as the chair of surgery, analysis of Willard, Eiseman and Bosomworth’s administrations, the financial end of running a teaching hospital, and the relationship of the UK and U. of Louisville medical schools.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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- Griffen, Ward O. -- Interviews, University of Kentucky. College of Medicine -- History, University of Kentucky. Medical Center -- History, Surgery, Medical education, Hospitals Administration, Eiseman, Ben, 1917-, Willard, William R., 1908-, Bosomworth, Peter P., 1930-
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