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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Edward Delos Churchill
RLIN number: NXCP87-A42
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family history and boyhood; education, Northwestern University and Harvard Medical School; clinical training, Faulkner and Massachusetts General Hospital, 1919-1924; techniques of surgery, anesthesiology, and blood transfusion, 1920s; anecdotes of Boston medical profession, 1920-1940; observations in European clinics and laboratories, 1926-1927; Boston City Hospital, 1929-1952; relationship of Harvard teaching hospitals and University; cancer research; Huntington and Vincent Hospitals; medical planning, World War II; surgical consultant, North African and Mediterranean Theaters, 1943-1946; battle wound management; shock research; debate on plasma use; postwar Veterans Administration; chairman, advisory committee to Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, 1946; impressions of colleagues in medicine, education and government, especially Cecil Drinker, David Edsall, Harvey Cushing, Elliott Cutler, James B. Conant, Henry Beecher, Edwin Cohn, Sidney Burwell, Evarts Graham, Howard Snyder, Michael De Bakey, and Henry L. Stimson.
Extent: Transcript: 691 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1957 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Churchill, Edward Delos, 1895-1972
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1895
Speaker occupation: Surgeon
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1957
Interviewer: Benison, Saul
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Massachusetts; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Massachusetts; Medical care; North America; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Boston City Hospital; Churchill, Edward Delos, 1895-1972; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital; Medical colleges--Massachusetts; Surgeons; United States--Veterans Administration; World War, 1939-1945--Medical and sanitary affairs
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018184-13627