The Regional Medical Programs Collection
- Interview with William H. McBeath
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- 44 seconds
- 1991-09-05 (September 5, 1991)
- McBeath, William H.
- Interviewer: Rehm, Diane
- "Somehow, Some Way, Sometime: The Regional Medical Programs." U.S. National Library of Medicine. December 1991.
- Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
- Interview with William H. McBeath. Transcript. (September 5, 1991)
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- DIANE REHM: You were director of the Ohio Valley RMP. How did that program as it emerged differ from the recommendations
of the DeBakey report?
- WILLIAM H. MCBEATH: I think most of the programs were really quite different. They operated on the assumption that they were
going to very quickly bring new innovations in technology and in health services to more peripheral areas, or they were going
to make major assaults upon the heart, cancer, and stroke problem. And many of them -- in fact, I guess most of us--eventually
focused on continuing education, which ended up being an activity that, although present from the first, received more emphasis
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