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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

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[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 16)] pdf (1,517,962 Bytes) ocr (52,888 Bytes)
[Oral history interview of Michael DeBakey by Donald A. Schanche (tape 16)]
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: Review of various awards; television appearances; first use of LVAD and attendant publicity; dealing with the news media; lack of sufficient grant funding to use LVADs more often; publicity-seeking vs. public health education; public health and health education; health care as a public good, not a commodity; ways to make a more efficient health care system; town-gown conflicts in medicine.
Number of Image Pages:
50 (1,517,962 Bytes)
Date:
1972-08 (August 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: 22
Unique Identifier:
FJBBTW
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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