Jerome S. Levy Oral History


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Jerome S. Levy Oral History


  • 5/16/1975 (Creation)


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Jerome S. Levy was a gastroenterologist, born in 1902. Levy received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1925. He practiced medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas for over 50 years. Levy joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1929 and is credited with starting the department of gastroenterology at that school.

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Levy describes his family and educational background in Arkansas, his experiences as a student at Washington University School of Medicine in the 1920s and professors there such as Ernie Sachs. Levy recounts the accomplishments of some of his fellow students in the medical school class of 1925. Levy also discusses his philosophy on treating patients, his 50-plus years of practicing gastroenterology, and his service during World War II. The audio quality of the interview is poor. Interviewed by Darryl Podoll on May 16, 1975. OH017. Approximate Length 40 minutes.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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