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Document Details


Title: McDuffie, S. Jay
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: Dr. S. Jay McDuffie was born in Nettleton, Mississippi, grew up in Tupelo, and attended Tupelo High School. The son of a pharmacist, he was encouraged to study science in preparation to becoming a physician. At Mississippi State University, he earned a B.S. in premed, then entered the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II. At the end of the war, he entered the University of Mississippi where he earned his medical certificate in their two-year program; then, he finished his M.D. degree and his clinical work at the University of Tennessee. In the early 1950s, Dr. McDuffie opened a medical clinic in Nettleton, and he has worked there ever since. He was the executive director of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Society for nine years. He worked with LIFT to provide free medical services to the needy. Presently, he is the medical director of the Mississippi State Hospital Mental Division, a branch of Whitfield Psychiatric Hospital.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohmcduffies.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McDuffie, S. Jay
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Nettleton, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Physician
Document date: 01-Nov-1999
Interviewer: Stephens, Kathryn
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025681-27593