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Collection Details


Collection Name: Physicians and AIDS Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/physicians.html
Description: A series of seventy-four interviews conducted by Ronald Bayer and Gerald Oppenheimer in preparation of a publication on the ways in which the AIDS epidemic affected the careers of medical doctors and was in turn affected by the actions of those doctors. A wide variety of specialists and general practitioners were interviewed on the spread of AIDS and various opportunistic diseases that come in the wake of weakened immune systems. Doctors from major hospitals in population centers such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as doctors from less central locations, are among the interviewees. Issues discussed include the differences between pediatricians and obstetricians, responses to AIDS symptoms, AIDS in a variety of communities and among a wide variety of populations. Many of the interviewees discuss at some length personal responses and changing awareness of the meaning of a career in medicine. Several interviews, and portions of others, are closed for varying lengths of time. Consult the Office on restrictions.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 74
Broad Subjects: Health
ASP Subjects: AIDS (Disease); AIDS (Disease)--Patients; Medicine; Medicine--Practice; Medicine--Research; Oral history; Physicians; Public health; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000897