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Richard W. Hudgens Oral History
- 4/28/1981 (Creation)
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Richard Watts Hudgens (born 1931) is professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine since 1989. He rose through the ranks from instructor to professor in clinical psychiatry from 1963-1989. He earned a BA from Princeton University in 1952 and graduated with an MD from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1956. He was also assistant dean and associate dean from 1964-1974. His research was in affective disorders, suicide, psychiatric disorders in adolescence, transcultural psychiatry, medical education, history of psychiatry, and psychiatric disorders.
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Hudgens relates some of his experiences as a student at WUSM in the 1950s and some of his influential professors, such as Edward Dempsey, Carl Moore, George Saslow, and Sam Guze. Hudgens also discusses the development of his interest in psychiatry, his medical residencies in Virginia and North Carolina, his experiences as a staff psychiatrist at the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Lackland AFB in Texas, and his experiences on the faculty and in the administration of the Washington University School of Medicine. Interviewed by Paul G. Anderson on April 28, 1981. OH049. Approximate Length 59 minutes.
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Oral history interview: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/interviews/hudgens.html
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- Hudgens, Richard W. (Subject)
- Saslow, George (Subject)
- Guze, Samuel B. (Subject)
- Dempsey, Edward W. (Edward Wheeler) (Subject)
- Moore, Carl V. (Subject)
- Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (Subject)
- Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine (Subject)
- Office of the Dean, Washington University School of Medicine (Subject)
- St. Louis City Hospital (Subject)
- Homer G. Phillips Hospital (Subject)
- Barnes Hospital (Saint Louis, Mo.) (Subject)
- Renard Hospital (Subject)
- Psychiatric Service, Barnes Hospital (Saint Louis, Mo.) (Subject)
- University of Virginia Hospital (Subject)