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Tom F. Whayne Oral History
- 5/7/1981 (Creation)
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Tom F. Whayne received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1931 and his doctoral degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in 1950. Whayne served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1934 to 1955, working for much of that time in the Office of the Surgeon General in the areas of medical intelligence and preventive medicine. After retiring from the military, Whayne served as a professor and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1955-63) and at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (1963-74).
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Whayne shares memories of his experiences at Washington University School of Medicine and teachers such as David P. Barr and Evarts A. Graham. He discusses his impressions as an intern at Missouri Baptist Hospital and as a resident at Missouri Pacific Hospital and his experiences in the Reserve Officers Corps at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Missouri. Whayne relates how he joined the Army Medical Corps during the Depression, and his assignments during the 1930s at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Carlisle Barracks, and in Panama. The development of Whayne’s interest in tropical medicine, preventive medicine, and nutrition during the Second World War is covered. Whayne discusses colleagues such as Crawford Sams, Stanhope Bayne-Jones, and James Stevens Simmons. He also talks of his contribution to the U.S. Army Medical Department’s clinical series, Preventive Medicine in World War II. The interview concludes with a discussion about the meaning of the terms preventive medicine, public health, community medicine and family medicine, and Whayne’s experiences in academic medicine after his retirement from the military. Interviewed by Paul G. Anderson on May 7, 1981. OH051. Approximate Length 137 minutes.
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Oral history interview: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/interviews/whayne.html
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