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Beckett Howorth Oral History
- 5/16/1975 (Creation)
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Name of creator
M. Beckett Howorth was an orthopedic surgeon born in 1902. Howorth received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1925 and his doctorate in medical science from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1934. Over his career, Howorth served on the faculty of the Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center, New York University Medical School, and Yale University School of Medicine.
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Howorth discusses his family’s background and growing up in Mississippi and his medical education experiences. Howorth recalls his orthopedic training with Dr. Russell Hibbs at the New York Orthopedic Hospital; his research, publications and teaching in orthopedics; his move to southwestern Connecticut in 1949 and subsequent career in Greenwich; and his involvement with national and international professional organizations. Audio quality of interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH016. Approximate Length 85 minutes.
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Oral history interview: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/interviews/howorth.html
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