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William S. Dock Oral History
- 10/5/1981 (Creation)
0.05 Linear Feet
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William Dock received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in 1920; he received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in 1923. Until his retirement in 1977, Dock was a noted cardiologist and educator whose career included positions at Stanford University, Cornell University, Long Island College of Medicine, and the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.
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Dock discusses his preclinical education in medical school in the late 1910s at Washington University School of Medicine and early research with cathode ray oscilloscopes. He talks about his father, George Dock, who was professor of medicine (1910-1922) and dean (1910-1912) of the WUSM, and the differences in medical education in his father’s and his generations. Dock discusses his impressions of members of the WUSM faculty, including Joseph Erlanger, Robert J. Terry, and Eugene Opie. He also relates some of his experiences as a pathology professor at several medical schools. Interviewed by Paul G. Anderson on October 5, 1981. OH053. Approximate Length 90 minutes.
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Oral history interview: http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/oral/interviews/dock.html
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