Collection OH105 - Lawrence I. Kahn Oral History


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Lawrence I. Kahn Oral History


  • July 23, 1990 (Creation)


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(Born 1921)

Biographical history

Lawrence Kahn received a BA from the University of Alabama, and an MD from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency at City Hospital in St. Louis, before working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for two years. Kahn was accepted into Washington University's postgraduate program in the Department of Pediatrics as a Fern Waldman Research Fellow, where he worked in the field of pediatric cardiology. Kahn established a private practice in St. Louis, but returned to Washington University full-time in 1979 to become the medical director of the Medical Care Group (MCG), an experimental prepaid group practice which paired university-affiliated physicians with patients from independent local practices.

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An interview of the Washington University Medical Center Desegregation History Project, conducted by Edwin W. McCleskey and associates, 1990. Approximate Length: 35 minutes.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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