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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

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[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 1)] pdf (2,367,017 Bytes) ocr (81,318 Bytes)
[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 1)]
Description:
In 1972, journalist Donald A. Schanche (1926-1994) conducted a series of interviews with DeBakey as part of his research for a planned biography. Schanche worked on the project for several years, but the book was never completed. Several letters in the NLM DeBakey Papers indicate that Schanche, though a talented, experienced writer and editor, had difficulty drafting DeBakey's life story because of the sheer number and variety of DeBakey's interests and achievements. In 1976, Schanche joined the Foreign Division of the Los Angeles Times, and moved to Cairo. It appears that neither he nor DeBakey were able to follow up with the biography.
Topics covered in this interview include: DeBakey's experience of growing up in Lake Charles; his parents' backgrounds, values, high standards; learning to sew with his mother & gardening with his father; family activities, including a year abroad in 1921; working at his father's store; early school experiences and his love of learning; going to New Orleans to attend Tulane University; being a perfectionist, and his dislike of mediocrity.
Number of Image Pages:
67 (2,367,017 Bytes)
Date:
1972-01-03 (January 3, 1972)
Creator:
DeBakey, Michael E.
Contributor:
Interviewer: Schanche, Donald A.
Source:
Metadata Record [Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche] (1972)
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Anne Schanche Ferro.
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
FJBBTD
Document Type:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Transcripts
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Personal and Biographical, 1926-2009
SubSeries: Interviews, 1959, [late 1960s], 1972-1979, 1986-1987, 1994-1999, 2005-2008
Folder: Donald A. Schanche Interviews DeBakey, 1972 Jan-Sep
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2015-03-27
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