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Interview with Ward Griffen, Jr., November 30, 1985

Part of University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Ward Griffen, Jr., November 30, 1985
Creator:
Richard C. Smoot; interviewer. Ward Griffen, Jr.; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1985
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
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.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
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-
Type:
sound
Source:
University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7m639k4735/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.