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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: History of Medicine in Fayette County Oral History Project

History of Medicine in Fayette County Oral History Project


This series concerns the history of medicine in Fayette County in the twentieth century. Physicians discuss their personal and family histories, the University of Kentucky in the 1920s, Good Samaritan Hospital and other hospitals in Lexington during the 1920s and 1930s, internships in the 1930s, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps, disease in the CCC camps, medicine during World War II, practicing medicine in Lexington immediately after World War II, house calls, the elimination of septic tanks and installation of city sewers, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the University of Kentucky Medical Center and its relationship with the community, the controversy over the establishment of the University of Kentucky Medical Center, general practice doctors, surgeons, surgical procedure  advancements, nursing care, the desegregation of the Fayette County Medical Association in 1947 and 1948, black physicians in Lexington, cooperation between white and black physicians, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, the Hunter Foundation, Dr. John Scott, and Dr. Frederick Rankin.


Number of Interviews        57

Total Hours                                90


Collection Subjects     

African American physicians--Kentucky--Lexington ; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) ; Diseases--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Fayette County (Ky.) ; Good Samaritan Hospital (Lexington, Ky.) ; Hospitals--Kentucky--Lexington ; Hunter Foundation for Health Care ; Lexington (Ky.) ; Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept. (Ky.) ; Lexington-Fayette County Medical Society (Ky.) ; Medical care--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Medical cooperation--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Medicine--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Medicine--Study and teaching (Internship)--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Nursing--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Physicians (General practice)--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Physicians--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Public health--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Race relations--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton), 1886- ; Scott, John, 1875-1966 ; Segregation--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Sewerage--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Sexually transmitted diseases--Kentucky-Fayette County ; Surgeons--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Surgery--Technological innovations--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Tuberculosis--Kentucky--Fayette County ; Universities and colleges--Kentucky--Lexington ; University of Kentucky ; University of Kentucky. Medical Center ; World War, 1939-1945 ; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care



Segregation, Integration